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Maxims as Personal Policies

proverbs scrollThe wisdom of what works in life has distilled down over time into maxims, sayings and proverbs available to anyone who wants to save time and reduce stress. These statements are real world truisms that make decisions and life choices a little easier.

These memes capture knowledge and experience concisely.  They carry truth and useful advice for all who know them.  Adopting proverbial policies into your vocabulary is another way to flex and build your wisdom muscle.

Proverbs and wise quotes focus wisdom from all places and times, keeping us on track now for the future. They are the element of language that best encapsulates our society's wisdom, values and beliefs.  Proverbs are powerful mini-policies because they that ground us in reality.  These statements can make life choices easier by adding more trust and confidence to your decision-making process.  These ideas are also powerful affirmations to hold while meditating.

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Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
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Good judgment is the result of experience ... Experience is the result of bad judgment.
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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
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Some people grumble that roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
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The heart is wiser than the intellect.
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The best way to knock the chip off your neighbors shoulder is to pat him on the back.
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We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
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A friend's eye is a good mirror.
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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A stitch in time saves nine.
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A penny saved is a penny earned.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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Actions speak louder than words.
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All that glitters is not gold.
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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proverbs2There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
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Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself.
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Haste makes waste.
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The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
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As you sow, so shall you reap.
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The early bird catches the worm.
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There is safety in numbers.
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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
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A person is known by the company he keeps.
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A man's home is his castle.
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.                      
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After a storm comes the calm.
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All work and no play makes ______ a dull boy/girl.
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Wherever you go, there you are!
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We don’t grow old, we get old when we stop growing
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If is to be it is up to me.
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As we seek, so shall we find.
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A smile for a stranger opens many gates.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
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As you make your bed, so must you lie in it.
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Make no appointments, have no disappointments.
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Best your attitude be one of gratitude
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What you see is me not being you.
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, but today is a gift.
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proverbsMake new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold
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A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
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A word gets its meaning by the person who speaks it.
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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
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Please all, and you will please none.
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Happiness is where you find it.
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Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.
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If you can't change your fate change your attitude.
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Life is what you make it.
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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
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A fool and his money are soon parted.
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A good beginning makes a good ending.
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A house divided against itself cannot stand.
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Odysseus-headA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.
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All good things must come to an end.
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All you need is love.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
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Carpe diem (Seize the day).
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Cheats never prosper.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.
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Every picture tells a story.
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Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
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Faith will move mountains.
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Fish and guests smell after three days.
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Forewarned is forearmed.
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He who laughs last laughs longest.
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Don't burn your bridges behind you.
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Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
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Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
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Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
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If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well.
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If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.
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If you can't be good, be careful.
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If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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It is better to give than to receive.
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Practice what you preach.
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Procrastination is the thief of time.
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It's no use crying over spilt milk.
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It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
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Judge not, that ye be not judged.
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Let bygones be bygones.
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Veni vidi vici (I came, I saw, I conquered.)
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Make love not war.
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Many hands make light work.
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Money isn't everything.
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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Patience is a virtue.
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Practice makes perfect.
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Seek and ye shall find.
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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
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The pen is mightier than sword.
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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There are two sides to every question.
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There's no place like home.
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The love of money is the root of all evil.
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Time flies.
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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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To err is human; to forgive divine.
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Variety is the spice of life.
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When the cat's away the mice will play.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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Worrying never did anyone any good.
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You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
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You can't judge a book by its cover.
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You can't win them all.
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Wonders will never cease.

Maxims, proverbs and quotes focus wisdom from all places and times, keeping us on track now for the future.

List of maxims, proverbs, wise sayings, statements of truth, expressions of personal policies that can be used as affirmations.

 

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