Modern American Proverbs

Money doesn’t bring you happiness, but it enables you to look for it in more places.

Your conscience may not keep you from doing wrong, but it sure keeps you from enjoying it.

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

Misers aren’t much fun to live with, but they make great ancestors.

Be careful what rut you choose. You may be in it the rest of your life.

The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

When you see the handwriting on the wall, you can bet you’re in a public restroom.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

The real reason you can’t take it with you is that it goes before you do.

A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.

A modern pioneer is a person who can get through a rainy Saturday when the television’s on the blink.

The world is full of willing people: some willing to work and some willing to let them.

Money isn’t everything…. there’s credit cards, money orders, and travelers checks.

Some people are like blisters. They don’t show up until the work is done.

A true friend is one that lets his grass grow as tall as his neighbor’s.

A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re never lost.

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.