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10 "sayings" I find interesting

A saying is any concisely written or spoken expression that is especially memorable because of its meaning or style.

    1. "It is what it is"

    Not even sure what this means, but I do like saying it. Had a good friend who absolutely hated this phrase, so I would say it often around him, just to mess around.

    Think it just means, you can't really control everything. Go with the flow, sometimes.

    2. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

    A common English-language proverb that appeared in the 19th century, advocating for the consumption of apples, and by extension, "if one eats healthy foods, one will remain in good health and will not need to see the doctor often."

    Pretty sound advice.

    3. "Revenge is a dish best served cold"

    Like the way this phrase sounds, but in actuality, I have never found revenge to make people feel better. Better to move forward and not have hate in your heart. If people want to be bad people, feel sorry for them.

    4. " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"

    A guarantee is sometimes better. But, sometimes you should go for it. Some people also like rolling the dice. Some people are more conservative.

    5. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Humans seem to do this a lot! We're all guilty.

    6. "You can be anything you want"

    I don't think this is true, but I do think people are capable of a lot more than they realize.

    Why people can and often need to be pushed.

    7. "When one door closes, another opens"

    When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. -Alexander Graham Bell

    Great saying that opportunities are endless when you start looking forward.

    8. "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it "

    Think this one is pretty valid. And it might be 99% how we react. I find that almost everyone struggles to control their emotions. Other people do not control how you act, but we do not often show self-control over ourselves.

    9. "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena....."

    From Theodore Roosevelt:

    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

    People love to be "arm-chair quarterbacks." There's no need to listen to them. They are putting nothing on the line.

    10. "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. "

    from Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    Love is a wonderful thing. Even if it no longer is there. Like great memories, at least you can still think fondly of that time.
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