"Actions speak louder than words."
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
"Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."
"The darkest hours are just before dawn."
"Live and learn."
My favorite saying was my father's response to being asked how he was doing. He'd say, "Can't complain, but I do anyway."
"Close enough for government work"
"You might wanna stay in your own paygrade this time"
"Ten million sperm and YOU were the fastest ?"
"Exactly what part of "NO" do you not understand?"
"Your OTHER left."
"Did your mom have any kids that lived?"
"What did you iron your uniform with... A rock?"
"I've wrung more saltwater out of my socks than you've ever sailed across!"
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Practice what you preach.
Don't burn your bridges behind you.
First thing first.
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
Pick your Battles.
Don't wish your life away.
I keep remembering the ones my Grandma told me. She was born in the early 1900's south of Atlanta, and was raised by her ol' ways mom & grandma - I can't repeat her classics here, they aren't "PC", but they were great.
Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.
"I'm gonna beat you like a red-headed step child"
"You just opened up a can off whoop-a$$"
"the whole 9 yards" - which actually refers to the length of a .50 cal belt in the B17's during WWII and not football.
LOL! I learned most of these from my dad:
When pigs whistle-or fly, I've heard both
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
Playing poker with a pinochle deck
The elevator doesn't go to the top floor
Dumber than a box of rocks
Two bricks shy of a load
Too big for his/her britches
Do bears sh*t in the woods?
Good enough for government work
That'll fix your wagon
If brains were gunpowder, he couldn't blow his nose
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OlYellerTJ's quote, "Not the sharpest knife in the drawer" got me thinking:
Not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.
The light's on, but nobody's home.
A few eggs short of a dozen.
A few cards short of a deck.
A few fries short of a happy meal.
The elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor.
Fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.
His battery isn't fully charged.
Couldn't pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heal.