I’ve chosen not to accompany each pearl of wisdom with an origin tale or advice on how to apply it. You’re smart and the best judge of how such things can be applied in your own life. Sometimes it’s best to just let the words do the talking. But if you really do want to know, just ask (see #4). I'd also be grateful to know what words of wisdom resonate with you.
But enough from me. Here’s the best advice I’ve ever received, in no particular order:
1 – Measure twice. Cut once.
2 – Slow down, you’ll live longer.
3 – You don’t ever hate anyone.
4 – The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.
5 – You either pull together or you pull apart.
6 – Wish in one hand. Shit in the other. See which one fills up first.
7 – You don’t need a university degree to be smart.
8 – Stain with the grain.
9 – It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re flying with turkeys.
10 – Don’t buy anything unless it’s on sale.
11 – Right tighty. Lefty loosy.
12 – Don't trust people who smile at everything.
13 – Don’t forget the little people.