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What worldly advice did you get from your parents?

Successful people often claim that they learned from their parents giving them great advice.

Did your parents share something amazing?

My mom would always say: If you see an available bathroom, use it.

by Anonymousreply 176January 28, 2023 1:29 AM

Don't make love by the garden gate

cuz love is blind, but the neighbors ain't

by Anonymousreply 1January 23, 2023 11:08 PM

Life ain't nothin' but bitches and money

by Anonymousreply 2January 23, 2023 11:16 PM

My mom told me to never stay in a relationship with someone because I felt sorry for them.

by Anonymousreply 3January 23, 2023 11:18 PM

Sleep juicy

by Anonymousreply 4January 23, 2023 11:19 PM

Well they did tell me to do well in school.

Which made me professionally successful, upon which payback was demanded.

by Anonymousreply 5January 23, 2023 11:19 PM

You lay, you pay.

by Anonymousreply 6January 23, 2023 11:20 PM

R5 I’m in the same boat right now. The fuckers want their cut of MY hard earned money.

by Anonymousreply 7January 23, 2023 11:21 PM

"Marry for money because you can love on any street corner."

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 11:23 PM

Be a money marine - I hated this expression when I was younger, but now I take it to heart and save $50,000 a year.

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 11:30 PM

If you're gonna be dumb you gotta be tough.

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 11:31 PM

Oh, honey, don’t worry. The world needs ditch diggers too.

I’m not sure what she meant by that.

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 11:33 PM

Me: "But she's so nice!"

Cheiko-san: "You've got to be nice when you're stupid."

by Anonymousreply 12January 24, 2023 12:47 AM

Stop being fat

by Anonymousreply 13January 24, 2023 2:50 AM

Mom always said, "Don't play ball in the house !"

by Anonymousreply 14January 24, 2023 3:03 AM

Daddy alwayth thaid, "No one liketh a tattle-tale."

by Anonymousreply 15January 24, 2023 3:04 AM

Learn to fart silently.

by Anonymousreply 16January 24, 2023 3:04 AM

It’s easier to do a task right the first time than it is to re-do it.

by Anonymousreply 17January 24, 2023 3:06 AM

You pay for everything you get.

by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2023 3:06 AM

Hard but it's fair

Nappy but it's hair

by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2023 3:19 AM

Don't join in a gang bang .

by Anonymousreply 20January 24, 2023 3:32 AM

Don't sleep in the subway, darlin', don't stand in the pouring rain.

by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2023 3:51 AM

Measure twice, cut once.

by Anonymousreply 22January 24, 2023 3:52 AM

Credit cards are for emergencies. If you can’t pay cash or debit, you can’t afford it. Save up for things you want.

by Anonymousreply 23January 24, 2023 3:54 AM

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

by Anonymousreply 24January 24, 2023 3:55 AM

R10, I got the corollary:

When you're stupid, you suffer.

by Anonymousreply 25January 24, 2023 3:55 AM

"A stitch in time saves nine".

Very good advice which I try to always live by.

by Anonymousreply 26January 24, 2023 3:58 AM

Question authority.

Don't take anything at face value.

Anyone who shows up at your house without calling first automatically goes on the shit list.

Avoid labels and generalizations.

by Anonymousreply 27January 24, 2023 4:03 AM

You get what you pay for.

Don't act ugly.

Never flaunt your wealth.

Old money is better.

by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2023 4:33 AM

Lord loves a workin' man.

Don't trust whitey.

See a doctor and get rid of it.

by Anonymousreply 29January 24, 2023 4:51 AM

Don't marry a moody girl.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 4:53 AM

Ugly people should be avoided.

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 4:53 AM

There's money and glory ahead for all - if you keep your pants up.

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 5:10 AM

You can fall in love with a rich man as easily as a poor man

by Anonymousreply 33January 24, 2023 5:10 AM

"Don't trust a god damn soul"

by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 5:17 AM

Never marry a man who's prettier then you.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 5:18 AM

The honeymoon is over when the rent's come due.

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 5:19 AM

Get the money up front and no kissing on the lips.

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 5:27 AM

Immortal words from my father … “there’s nothing better than getting your own sweet way”

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 5:34 AM

Don’t smoke in bed —Dad

No matter where you go, there you are —Mom

by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 5:43 AM

^^they say that in AA too r39 ("wherever you go, there you are" - as in you can move and do lots of things, but you still have to live with who you really are)

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 5:53 AM

"Don't use your teeth."

by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 6:12 AM

OP's mom must've been fun when house-hunting.

by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 12:24 PM

None. They weren't that interested.

by Anonymousreply 43January 24, 2023 12:29 PM

There’s a shoe for every foot.

by Anonymousreply 44January 24, 2023 12:40 PM

Meh. My father, college educated and professional, told me the "Ivy League" was only for rich kids and I couldn't go there. Worst advice ever.

by Anonymousreply 45January 24, 2023 12:54 PM

I asked my dad, who was into investments, whether it was true that if the market goes down you just ride it out and your investments will eventually make it back to where they were, and he said "NO!" And he was right.

by Anonymousreply 46January 24, 2023 3:01 PM

[quote] I asked my dad, who was into investments, whether it was true that if the market goes down you just ride it out and your investments will eventually make it back to where they were, and he said "NO!" And he was right.

Not right if you're talking about investments for retirement, which is decades away.

by Anonymousreply 47January 24, 2023 3:06 PM

“Human beings aren’t required to have children.”

My mother was ahead of her time. She took pains not to condition her children that we were required to have them and she never, ever said anything like, “When are you going to make me a grandmother?”

Miss you, Mom and Dad and I thank the Creator everyday that I was born to you

by Anonymousreply 48January 24, 2023 3:40 PM

Just as easy to fall in love with a rich person as it is to fall in love with a poor person.

by Anonymousreply 49January 24, 2023 3:49 PM

My father often repeated the maxim “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.” (I now repeat the same back to him when he tries to tell me about something he heard on Fox News.)

by Anonymousreply 50January 24, 2023 4:07 PM

My mom, used to yell at me these inspirational words of advice:

"Dammit Julie ! I told you not to...

...run away with Chuck."

...date a married man."

...have Schneider touch your ptivate parts."

...fall in love and get engaged to a man who is old enough to be your father."

...marry the best man standing at the altar on your wedding day outside on a cold winter's day in the park."

...leave Max and baby Annie to 'find yourself' at 24 years old."

...have a consensual sexual relationship with your drug-addicted father and tell the world about it."

You were right Mom, on all accounts. I became a lesbian since you warned me about relationships with men. You may be dead for the past ten years, but your words of advice still resonate with me. Thanks 'Ms Romano' !

by Anonymousreply 51January 24, 2023 4:45 PM

From my dad:

Don't get your hopes up. Don't expect anything good.

Don't get married. Love only lasts two years, and after that, if you got married, then you're stuck.

Don't have kids.

by Anonymousreply 52January 24, 2023 4:53 PM

You're not as smart as you think you are. You think you're hot shit. Well mister, I'm here to tell you ain't! You ain't jack shit! You'll never be able to make it on your own.

Quit your goddamn ballin'.

You're dumber than Hell. You'll never amount to nothin'.

by Anonymousreply 53January 24, 2023 5:45 PM

[quote] Quit your goddamn ballin'.

I hope they really meant "bawling."

Oh, [italic]dear.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 54January 24, 2023 7:55 PM

"Mustn't twitch!"

by Anonymousreply 55January 24, 2023 9:09 PM

“You will too lick your sister’s pussy if she gets horny”!

by Anonymousreply 56January 24, 2023 9:12 PM

Never go out without your rubbers.

by Anonymousreply 57January 24, 2023 9:12 PM

Be true to your teeth, or they'll be false to you.

by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2023 9:12 PM

When people show you who they are, believe them.

by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2023 9:21 PM

“Gays are creeps. Be safe.”

by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 9:31 PM

Never volunteer information or for anything.

Make sure you graduate from high school. Anything after that is up to you.

Any telephone call after 10 pm is bad news. She was right, too. She died around 10:30 pm. I immediately knew when the phone rang (she had Alzheimer's and had stopped eating.)

by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 9:34 PM

Remember, your asshole isn’t like a pussy.

by Anonymousreply 62January 24, 2023 9:36 PM

From my godmother: "Assume the worst, and be pleasantly surprised later if you're wrong."

From an old boss: "Honey, men are the frosting. Bake your own cake."

by Anonymousreply 63January 24, 2023 9:39 PM

You're probably going to have pain all your life

GET USED TO IT

by Anonymousreply 64January 24, 2023 10:00 PM

My mother was always fond of quoting from Dolores Claiborne. Not a stitch of irony intended, she can be very unintentionally funny.

by Anonymousreply 65January 24, 2023 10:13 PM

There was a girl I took to a school dance, her mother shouted out the door:

"Remember, good girls don't take it up the ass"

(It's questionable if she knew I was a fruit or that her daughter would inevitably go thru a slut phase)

by Anonymousreply 66January 24, 2023 10:18 PM

"Never admit anything to a cop until you talk to your lawyer"

😉

by Anonymousreply 67January 24, 2023 10:19 PM

"Everything comes at a price"

by Anonymousreply 68January 24, 2023 10:20 PM

[quote] "Remember, good girls don't take it up the ass"

If only my mother had told me that!

by Anonymousreply 69January 24, 2023 10:40 PM

Buy good shoes; you only get one pair of feet.

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2023 12:18 AM

It's a sin to tell a lie.

by Anonymousreply 71January 25, 2023 12:22 AM

No platitudes from my parents but they have given me a lot of good advice and guidance over the years.

When I was looking to buy an apartment in NYC after over 20 years of being a renter, I was getting very discouraged and nothing in my price range was coming close to being anywhere I wanted to live. I grew up in the suburbs outside NYC. When I was complaining about the NYC market falling short of what I was looking for my dad said in a way that was just enough to plant an idea in my head, “You know, for that budget you could get an amazing house with everything you’re looking for” in my hometown. I ended up buying a place one town over and it is everything I could ever want. I am grateful for that. My mom tends to have a heavy handed approach and if she insisted I should just move back to my hometown I would have instinctively written it off.

by Anonymousreply 72January 25, 2023 12:39 AM

My parents have all the kids one piece of fantastic advice:

Never, never, never give up!

by Anonymousreply 73January 25, 2023 12:48 AM

r67

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by Anonymousreply 74January 25, 2023 12:53 AM

First rule of family gatherings, always bring your own vehicle so you can leave when you want.

by Anonymousreply 75January 25, 2023 12:55 AM

Never mixsh, never worry!

by Anonymousreply 76January 25, 2023 1:05 AM

"Never mix coloreds with whites."

Best advice my mother could've given me way back when, and despite the progress made in the past 50 years, it still holds true today.

(BTW, she was talking about doing the laundry.)

by Anonymousreply 77January 25, 2023 1:27 AM

It'll hurt less if you bear down like you're taking a dump. - My dad.

by Anonymousreply 78January 25, 2023 1:40 AM

R78 was 4 yrs old

by Anonymousreply 79January 25, 2023 1:44 AM

'Don't shit where you eat."

by Anonymousreply 80January 25, 2023 2:20 AM

"Everyone different". was pretty much the only thing

by Anonymousreply 81January 25, 2023 4:19 AM

[quote] First rule of family gatherings, always bring your own vehicle so you can leave when you want.

That's a good one. It's also good to have a hotel room for yourself (vs. staying with a relative).

by Anonymousreply 82January 25, 2023 4:23 AM

"Don't carry credit card debt!"

Of course I have many times when I had no money. Oh well, all paid off now!

by Anonymousreply 83January 25, 2023 4:25 AM

R72, that's a nice story. Your dad sounds like a good guy and I'm sure he's happy that you're back in town.

by Anonymousreply 84January 25, 2023 4:40 AM

When I was in my 20s, I went out to dinner in a fancy restaurant in Alexnandia, Va. It was quite an experience. Along the way, we learned that the Vice President, Walter Mondale,was having dinner in another room. A day or two later, I was visiting my folks and mentioned this. My dad, not skipping.a beat, asked "Did he know you were there?" In spite of the (obvious) answer, in this moment, my Dad sent me free.

by Anonymousreply 85January 25, 2023 4:44 AM

File your estimated taxes on time. Check the oil in your car. Call your mother she's worried about you.

by Anonymousreply 86January 25, 2023 4:50 AM

I had and still have a very bad sense of direction, when driving. Before the days of GPS and Google maps, my dad was giving me directions on how to get somewhere. I was nervous and he said that, as long as I had enough gas in the car, don't worry.

by Anonymousreply 87January 25, 2023 4:53 AM

The quality is long remembered after the price is forgotten!

My dad was a very frugal, modest guy so I believed him.

by Anonymousreply 88January 25, 2023 4:57 AM

[quote]When people show you who they are, believe them.

Your MOTHER said that? - I thought it was Oprah's friend - that fat woman.

by Anonymousreply 89January 25, 2023 5:30 AM

My mom once heard someone say, “the quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket” and she repeated that a bunch when I was growing up. Not religiously, but often enough. I did waste a lot of money on stupid shit when I was a kid, so she had a point.

I still think of that when I’m buying things I don’t really need. I need to spend less and start saving.

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 5:47 AM

1. Put the maximum into your 401K. Or, "pay yourself first" and put it away.

2. Floss.

3. From my frugal hostess with the mostess mother: "Always buy good gin and cheap vodka".

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 6:06 AM

“Most people deserve a second chance. Almost no one deserves a third chance.”

— Mom

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 8:16 AM

They pushed a university education and to only have one child. I have a university education and two children.

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 8:22 AM

Never use credit cards or buy anything on credit, not even a house.

Never take a short man into your confidence.

If you find currency with consecutive serial numbers, save them. Forever.

Everyone who every calls you or visits you wants something from you. Including your family and your siblings.

Trust absolutely no one.

Never tell anyone any financial information about yourself.

If you rent, your monthly rent should be less than 15% of your after-tax salary.

You will miss us when we are gone.

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 9:30 AM

R94

[quote] If you rent, your monthly rent should be less than 15% of your after-tax salary.

God bless.. good old times!

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 12:24 PM

"Never vote Republican. Always vote for a Democrat."

Sound advice that I still give to younger people today.

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 2:04 PM

Prelube, prelube, prelube!

by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 2:46 PM

Be an amazing maid in the living room, a top chef in the kitchen, and a dirty whore in the bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 4:03 PM

I can't think of a SINGLE thing.

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 4:06 PM

Never throw out an evening dress, as most of them never go out of style… as long as your figure doesn’t.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 4:17 PM

Get a college degree and save your pennies. Simple but very few seem to know how to do it.

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 4:37 PM

My parents told me they would move Heaven and earth if I ever got arrested. They said thus after complimenting me on my legs. I was 19.

by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 5:38 PM

My mother told me to 'get my face fixed' when I was 19. Once I did, and turned into a raving beauty, she told me to 'spread my legs wide' whenever I went out on a date with a wealthy young man. I did that, too, and got married to one of the wealthiest men at the time. She then said, 'get everything in your name' - I did that, too. She advised me to 'grift' as much as possible, so I made a career out of it. I thanked her for all her advice, right before I pushed her down the flight of stairs in her Manhattan apartment, that fateful day in July last year.

by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 6:06 PM

My mom told me her mother’s advice on birds and bees was literally something along the lines of “Wham bam thank you ma’am…”

by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2023 6:40 PM

Mom told me not to fart on the food I serve to family and friends because they might do it to my food in the future.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2023 7:32 PM

Don’t step on a subway crack because you’ll break your mother’s back.

Pull a button when you see a nun.

Don’t drink water standing up because it will all go to your knees.

That’s as deep as it got.

by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2023 7:41 PM

From my very funny dad-

Show me a "good loser" and I'll show you a loser!

by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2023 10:25 PM

He won't buy the cow if he can get the milk for free.

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2023 11:18 PM

My mom used to tell me to always know where the exits were in public venues, especially theaters.

I sort of do that now. On 9/11 I didn’t know how to get out of my building (fortunately, other people did) and I realized she had a point.

When your office has a fire drill, pay attention.

by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2023 11:33 PM

Guilt is a pointless emotion.

Education is something no one can take away from you.

Do not have children unless you REALLY want them.

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2023 11:37 PM

This is so true R110.

by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2023 11:44 PM

You can fix a bad house but not a bad location. Location, location, location... it's everything.

by Anonymousreply 112January 25, 2023 11:49 PM

Lie back and think of England.

by Anonymousreply 113January 26, 2023 2:42 AM

At some point don't you just have to let this type of shit go?

by Anonymousreply 114January 26, 2023 2:46 AM

I remember mama said:

You Can't Hurry Love

No, you just have to wait

She said love don't come easy

It's a gam of give-and-take

You can't hurry love

No, you just have to wait

You gotta trust, give it time

No matter how long it takes

by Anonymousreply 115January 26, 2023 3:19 AM

Just be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy, and they'll be nice to you.

by Anonymousreply 116January 26, 2023 3:34 AM

Don’t buy a house with a woman. That’s really about all the advice a parent ever gave me the rest was coershion.

by Anonymousreply 117January 26, 2023 4:54 AM

Nobody ever said life was fair. I'm bigger and I'm faster. I will always beat you.

by Anonymousreply 118January 26, 2023 5:45 AM

From my mother: "Be sure when putting the frog into the blender to do it feet first, so you get to see its facial expression."

...okay, I admit I made that one up on my own...

by Anonymousreply 119January 26, 2023 5:53 AM

Don't go for second best; put your love to the test

Make him express how he feels, then you'll know your love is real

by Anonymousreply 120January 26, 2023 6:04 AM

“Never let ‘em cum in your ass.”

It was the ‘80s.

by Anonymousreply 121January 26, 2023 6:07 AM

[quote] Guilt is a pointless emotion.

I think guilt is useful if it leads to not repeating bad behaviors, apologizing, learning from mistakes, etc.

by Anonymousreply 122January 26, 2023 6:26 AM

Just lean back and think of England.

by Anonymousreply 123January 26, 2023 7:08 AM

"Men never make passes at girls with small asses."

by Anonymousreply 124January 26, 2023 7:13 AM

"You're gonna grow up to be just like me and thank God I won't be around to see it"

by Anonymousreply 125January 26, 2023 8:42 AM

Real estate is the best investment you can make.

by Anonymousreply 126January 26, 2023 9:10 AM

[quote]Just lean back and think of England.

It's lie back not lean back. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 127January 26, 2023 10:17 AM

There's a big difference between gurl and girl.

by Anonymousreply 128January 26, 2023 10:18 AM

Never force a fart

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn

by Anonymousreply 129January 26, 2023 11:36 AM

Always keep the soles of your feet moisturized, because they frame your face

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by Anonymousreply 130January 26, 2023 1:17 PM

Marry Black

by Anonymousreply 131January 26, 2023 1:40 PM

A moment on the lips = a lifetime on the hips.

by Anonymousreply 132January 26, 2023 1:50 PM

[quote]the rest was coershion.

It was WHAT now!

by Anonymousreply 133January 26, 2023 3:50 PM

"Never eat a ham sandwich when you're in bed."

-Cass Elliott

by Anonymousreply 134January 26, 2023 4:03 PM

When buying clothes, my mom would always "check it out," i.e., look at all of the seams, maybe turn the garment inside out.

by Anonymousreply 135January 26, 2023 4:11 PM

Live your life in a way, you will never say, I wish I had done that.

by Anonymousreply 136January 26, 2023 4:50 PM

Don’t finance a depreciating asset.

by Anonymousreply 137January 26, 2023 4:57 PM

SAVE SAVE SAVE.

Always live below your means

NEVER pay interest. Interest is only to be earned, not paid.

Treat the people you hire to work for you right, and they'll do right by you.

by Anonymousreply 138January 26, 2023 6:14 PM

"I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy."

Had I but listened...

by Anonymousreply 139January 26, 2023 6:15 PM

You can never have too many hats, gloves, and shoes.

by Anonymousreply 140January 26, 2023 6:15 PM

It's better to be pissed off, than pissed on.

by Anonymousreply 141January 26, 2023 6:17 PM

If people let you, be their best friend. But if they force you, be their worst enemy.

by Anonymousreply 142January 26, 2023 6:18 PM

Had I but listened, r141!

by Anonymousreply 143January 26, 2023 6:18 PM

Sometimes you're the statue.

Sometimes you're the bird.

by Anonymousreply 144January 26, 2023 6:53 PM

oops- parents DIDN'T say that

by Anonymousreply 145January 26, 2023 6:54 PM

Mom: You only have one chance to make a first impression.

Dad: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

by Anonymousreply 146January 26, 2023 7:28 PM

Learning how to fart without a sound is a fine art

by Anonymousreply 147January 26, 2023 7:33 PM

Get it in writing.

by Anonymousreply 148January 26, 2023 7:40 PM

R130 😂🤣

by Anonymousreply 149January 26, 2023 9:18 PM

Everything that's any good in life is either illegal, immoral, fattening, or causes cancer.

by Anonymousreply 150January 26, 2023 9:48 PM

From my mother: "say what you mean, and mean what you say"

by Anonymousreply 151January 26, 2023 10:17 PM

"Show world you teets and poosy and you be famous"

by Anonymousreply 152January 26, 2023 10:52 PM

Wear less makeup and more underwear

by Anonymousreply 153January 27, 2023 12:40 AM

Mother was teetotaller and she said there are three forms of poison. Beer OR wine OR fancy spirits.

If you insist on poisoning yourself, drink only ONE of the three per day! Never drink from more than one of those three per day.

by Anonymousreply 154January 27, 2023 12:54 AM

You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em Know when to walk away and know when to run You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealing's done

by Anonymousreply 155January 27, 2023 1:49 AM

“Be a leader, not a follower.”

Then later on: “Be a cheerleader and not a football player.”

by Anonymousreply 156January 27, 2023 2:48 AM

Tampons are for WHORES!

by Anonymousreply 157January 27, 2023 2:58 AM

Be a roadie, not a groupie.

by Anonymousreply 158January 27, 2023 3:18 AM

Always stop a moving rocking chair when you leave a room- otherwise it invites the dead to come sit in it.

by Anonymousreply 159January 27, 2023 3:52 AM

I remember last summer, Mother said to me:

"Trust me, looks aren't everything. Be happy you'll inherit your father's money."

by Anonymousreply 160January 27, 2023 4:07 AM

Always leave the party while you’re still having a good time.

by Anonymousreply 161January 27, 2023 4:13 AM

Mom was a hearty old, untrusting and snooty Bostonian.

She had this wonderful old Yankee saying that has served me well- about falling in love, trusting new friends, or investing with a potential business partner.

“You better check for teeth before you wrap that fox too tight around your neck.”

It’s SO true!

by Anonymousreply 162January 27, 2023 7:38 AM

"Two wrongs don't make a right"

by Anonymousreply 163January 27, 2023 9:11 AM

My mom always used to say, "Just be yourself."

by Anonymousreply 164January 27, 2023 9:15 AM

Mother: "Everything has its place, and everything in its place" i.e. put shit back where you found it.

by Anonymousreply 165January 27, 2023 11:22 AM

I remember standing at the top of the staircase with Mom that fateful day in mid-July, when she turned to me and said :

"Trust me, looks aren't everything. Be happy you'll inherit your father's money."

- Eric Trump

by Anonymousreply 166January 27, 2023 2:53 PM

Keep good grades Go to a prestigious uni Go for STEM majors --- you wouldn't be very wealthy but at least your life will be better than most of people around your age

by Anonymousreply 167January 27, 2023 3:10 PM

Snitches get stitches, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 168January 27, 2023 3:12 PM

I remember being slapped around the restroom by Mom in a fancy Manhattan restaurant, that fateful day when I was fifteen. Then she wiped my bloody nose and said :

"Trust me, looks aren't everything. Be happy you'll inherit your father's money."

by Anonymousreply 169January 27, 2023 5:26 PM

You made your bed, sleep in it. Got wrinkles? Iron them out.

I understand the point, but this was in desperate need of an exit clause.

by Anonymousreply 170January 27, 2023 5:51 PM

From my Gran - 'The more you cry, the less you pee'

Didn't understand it when I was little, nor now, but it still makes me laugh to this day.

by Anonymousreply 171January 27, 2023 6:25 PM

"Wash ass and poosy front to back"

by Anonymousreply 172January 27, 2023 7:41 PM

Clasp your necklaces, chains, bracelets, etc. to prevent them from getting tangled up in the jewelry box.

by Anonymousreply 173January 27, 2023 9:37 PM

Rewind all your cassettes and videos.

by Anonymousreply 174January 27, 2023 10:34 PM

Twice your annual salary is what you should pay for a house.

by Anonymousreply 175January 28, 2023 1:23 AM

Kissin' don't last -- cookin' do.

by Anonymousreply 176January 28, 2023 1:29 AM
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