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Sayings for stitchers

A bad day's sewing is better than a good day's housework.

A cross stitcher is for life, not just for Christmas.

A needle's art may never die.

A needle's art will live for ever.

Another stitch in the rich tapestry of life.

A stitch a day keeps the blues away.

A stitch in time saves embarrasment on the washing line.

A stitch in time saves nine.

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.

A woman's work is never done - she's too busy doing her cross stitch.

Better a cross stitch than a cross word.

Born to cross-stitch.

By staying up stitching probably deter a lot of burglars.

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

Cross-stitchers are people who count.

Cross-stitchers are X-rated.

Cross stitchers stitch with lots of love and loads of tiny kisses.

Cross-stitchers - you can count on us!

Cross stitch forever, housework whenever.

Cross stitch is just like life - there are mistakes to be made, no matter how careful you are.

Cross stitch is neither therapy nor a crusade - it is total unadulterated pleasure.

Don't talk to me - I'm stitching.

Dreams are sewn by angel's hands.

Each speck of dust you see, is a moment in cross stitch secured by me.

Every cloud has a silver lining, and if not, there's always cross stitch at hand.

Friends are the ribbon and lace in the fabric of life.

Friendships are sewn one stitch at a time.

Happiness is a contented cross-stitcher.

Home cooked, home grown, best of all, home sewn.

Home is where I hang my cross stitch.

Housework is for people who can't do cross stitch.

Housework is for those who don't know how to cross stitch.

Housework is like threading beads onto a string with no knot at the end.

I always have time to cross stitch - the clock is in the other room.

I don't have time for housework, my cross stitch gets in the way.

I can't paint or draw the ideas in my head, but I can succeed with a needle and thread.

I'd rather be stitchen than in the kitchen.

If at first you don't succeed, give up and do a cross stitch!

If I stitch fast does it count as an aerobic exercise?

If you are a stitcher who must, then remember your house is gathering dust.

In a cat's world, all things belong to cats, including your cotton loose ends.

In crosses stitch patience. Let patience thread love and love pierce the cross. Let the world sew peace.

I was cut out to be rich, but I was sewed up wrong.

I will cross that stitch when I come to it.

Just one little stitch gets you started.

Keep stitching. It's a whole lot cheaper than therapy.

Life is a great big canvas.

Life is like a good cross stitch the more you get into it the more it makes sense.

May the only time you are cross be when you are stitching!

Measure twice, cut once.

Memories are stitched in love.

Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts and yet they contend successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them.

My fingers are itching to do some more stitching.

My heart sings joyfully with each stitch I take.

My husband lets me buy all the cross stitching materials I can hide.

My husband often says I'd be ever so bewitching, if I spent as much time cooking as I already do in stitching.

My husband says if I don't stop buying cross stitch kits, he'll leave. I'll really miss him.

Please keep the sewing room tidy!

Pins get lost because they are pointed one way and are headed the other.

Real cross-stitchers floss every day.

Sewing fills my days, not to mention my living room, bedroom and closet.

Simple pleasures are life's riches, count your blessings, cross your stitches.

Stitch by stitch the needle sews, day by day so true love grows.

Stitched with pleasure by a lady of leisure, for a lady of labour and a very good neighbour.

Stitchers bear their crosses better.

Stitch with every thread as though it's your last.

Stitching is the best anti-depressant on the market.

Stitching keeps you sane.

Stitch your stress away.

The best lover is a cross stitch lover.

The goodly woman - brisk as a bee and bright as a needle.

The grass will grow and the dust gather, but my stitching will keep me young forever.

The less I do, the less I get wrong, which leaves me more time for cross stitching.

The longest project starts with a single stitch.

There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry, but there never seems to be enough time to cross-stitch.

There's no better therapy than stitch therapy.

The work of hands brings forth the spirit of the heart.

"To sew or not to sew" - that is the question. There's only one answer - "yes".

To stitch at my leisure are the things that I treasure.

We are all seamstresses - each choice a stitch, each action a seam - weaving for ourselves the experience tomorrow will bring.

What so ever a woman seweth that shall she alss reap.

When I learnt how to stitch, unfortunately I forgot how to cook.

When it's done, it's done, so stitch another one.

When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.

When the going gets rough, the stitchers start stitching.

While you, my dear, your needlework attend, observe the counsel of a faithful friend; and strive an inward ornament to gain or all you needlework will prove in vain.

You know it's late when your stitching starts to take shape.

You know you need an eyesight test when you've spent 10 minutes trying to thread the needle at the wrong end.

Other sayings

A bargain isn't cheap if you don't use it.

A belly is for life - not just for Christmas!

About the only good thing about egoists is they never talk about others.

Absence makes the heart grow stronger, but absence can make a fond heart wander.

A cat does not want all the world to love her - only those she has chosen to love.

Accept what you can change, tolerate what you can't.

A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.

A cloudless sky could never produce a good harvest.

Actions speak lounder than words.

A diplomat is a man who remembers a woman's birthday, but never remembers her age.

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

A dull person's house is always tidy.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

A fence between keeps friendship green.

A friend is the best thing you can have - and the best thing you can be.

Age does not diminish the disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

Age is a case of mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Age is not important unless you happen to be a cheese.

Against stupidity even the gods battle in vain.

A good conscience is a soft pillow.

A good neighbour doubles the value of a house.

A grandma is old on the outside and young on the inside.

A home without a cat is just a house.

A home without books is like house with no windows.

A husband who gets his breakfast in bed is in hospital.

A little done well is better than a lot done badly.

A little explained, a little endured, a little forgiven, a quarrel is cured.

A little help is worth more than a lot of pity.

All it takes for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing.

All the things that I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

All visitors bring happiness - some by coming, some by going.

All work and no pay makes a housewife.

All work and no play makes you rich but boring.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.

Always look ahead - there are no regrets in that direction.

Always put your brain into gear before you put your mouth into motion.

A man is like a fire - if you leave it unattended it goes out.

A man of words and not a deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.

A man's home is his castle until his queen arrives.

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

A mother is one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no on else can take.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - if aimed correctly.

An eye for an eye can only lead to blindness.

Animals are such a greeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

An immaculate house is the sign of a wasted life.

Another day's end - all targets achieved, all pigs fed and ready to fly.

An ounce of backbone is worth a ton of wishbone.

An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory.

Any day above ground is a good one - and I don't mean miners.

Anyone can make a mistake, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Anyone who isn't confused doesn't understand what's going on.

Anyone who is too busy to laugh is too busy.

Any place is home when you're at peace with yourself.

A parent's rulebook: Rule one, parents are always right. Rule two, if parents are wrong, see rule one.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A person who asks is a fool for five minutes, a person who never asks is a fool for the rest of their life.

A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his/her opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his/her difficulties.

Apologise now and have the last word.

A problem is an opportunity in disguise.

A promise is not a promise until it is received.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

A retired husband is a wife's full-time job.

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.

Around here I have a very responsible job - every time something goes wrong I'm responsible.

A secret shared is a gossip!

A specialist is one who knows absolutely everything about nothing.

A smile a day keeps the blues away.

A smile is a curve that often sets things straight.

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

A smile is a wrinkle that shouldn't be removed!

A smile is catching, so go on - throw one!

A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear!

As soon as I make ends meet, someone moves them.

A successful marriage is not a gift, it's an achievement.

As we acquire more knowledge things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.

As we grow older, we either widen or we wizen.

As you make your bed, so must you lie on it.

At this point in my life happy hour is a nap.

Attitudes are contagious - is yours worth catching.

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.

A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be and no one can tell the difference.

Be careful of the toes you step on today, they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Be careful what you want - you might get it.

Because I said so - that's why!

Been there. Done that. Can't remember.

Before you judge a person walk a mile in their shoes.

Be happy - you're making memories.

Behind every good man stands an even better woman.

Behind every stressed woman is a husband and children.

Behind every working woman there is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.

Being pregnant is like your hormones are having a party and you're not invited.

Be kind to your children - remember it is they who will choose your nursing home.

Believe in what you do and do what you believe in.

Be nice to people on your way up in life - you may meet them on your way down.

Be not inhospitable to strangers, in case they are angels in disguise.

Better than counting your years, make your years count.

Better to be approximately right than precisely wrong.

Better to be late in this world, than early in the next.

Be true to yourself - you can't then be false to anyone.

Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.

Be yourself - an original is better than a copy.

Big or small, do it well, or not at all.

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.

Blossom where you are planted.

Blushes are the rainbow of modesty.

Born free, but now I'm expensive.

Boys don't grow up - the toys just get bigger.

Boys will be boys and so will middle-aged men...

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever!

Broken biscuits have no calories.

Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture.

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.

Children do make a difference to a home, but it can always be repaired!

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Cinderella is a proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.

Common courtesy is most uncommon.

Concentrate on the present and the future will take care of itself.

Constant change is here to stay.

Contentment is the cornerstone to happiness.

Coffee - Chocolate - Men - the richer the better!

Creative minds are rarely tidy.

Dare to be different.

Dear Lord, so far today I'm doing OK. I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or selfindulgent. I haven't whined, complained, cursed or eaten chocolate. But I'll be getting out of bed in a minute, I think I'll really need your help then.

Dieting is wishful shrinking.

Dinner will be ready when you hear the smoke alarm.

Diplomacy - the ability to tell somebody to go hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

Disappointment is only opportunity in disguise.

Discover wildlife - have kids!

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world, because it's impossible to quit and take a rest.

Do it tomorrow - after all, you've made enough mistakes for today.

Don't believe in miracles - rely on them.

Don't criticise what you don't understand.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it's happened.

Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

Don't marry the man you can live with, marry the man you can't live without.

Don't put off  'til tomorrow what you could do today, because you might enjoy it and want to do it again tomorrow.

Don't question your wife's judgement - just look at who she married!

Don't resent growing old - many are denied the privilege.

Don't rush me! I'm making mistakes as fas as I can.

Don't spend time wishing for what you can't have, spend it enjoying what you do have.

Don't squander time - for that is the stuff life is made off.

Don't stop doing things because you grow old - you grow old because you stop doing things.

Don't take life seriously, you'll never get out of it alive.

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

Don't think about the cost of doing something - think about the cost of doing nothing.

Don't throw Stones at you neighbours if your own Windows are glass.

Don't worry about middle age - you'll soon outgrow it.

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow somewhere in the world.

Don't worry if your jobs are small and rewards are few, the mighty oak was once a nut like you.

Dream about tomorrow, but live for today.

Dream as if you'll live forever - live as if you'll die today.

Dreams don't die, they just get out of date.

Early rising is merely a case of mind over matter.

Eat, drink and remarry!

Education is knowing how to spell experience.

Enjoy all things - in moderation.

Enjoy life - this is not a rehearsal.

Every day is a good day but some are better than others.

Everyone has a photographic memory - some just don't have film.

Everyone laughs in the same language.

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Everybody wants to harvest, but nobody wants to plough.

Experience is a wonderful thing - it allows you to remember a mistake when you make it again.

Experience is something you don't  always get until after you need it.

Experience is what enables you to make a different mistake next time.

Families are like fudge: mostly sweet but with a few nuts.

Family, it's where your story begins.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more and all good things are yours.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Fill your days with life, not your life with days.

Five days a week my body is a temple, the other two it's an amusement park.

Five minutes' thought is worth an hour's work.

Flattery is like perfume, it is okay to smell, but don't swallow it.

Focus on the doughnut, not the size of the hole.

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

Footprints on the sand of time are not made by sitting down.

For better or worse but not 'til lunch.

For every minute you're angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

Friends are flowers that never fade.

Friends are gifts we give to ourselves.

Friends are like flowers, you can never have too many.

Friends are the angels who lift us on to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Friends don't leave you when danger is near - enemies does.

Friends forever, whatever the weather.

Friendship is like a garden, it needs tending and watery.

Friendship is like money - easier made than kept.

Friends pick you up when the world lets you down.

Friends welcome - relatives by appointment.

Gather the rosebuds while you may before rheumatism sets in.

Get even - live long enough to be a problem to your kids.

Getting anything done around here is like mating elephants - it's done at a very high level and takes two years to get results.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to use the net and he won't bother you for weeks.

Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.

Give your smile to everyone but give your love to only one.

Give your worries to God - he stays awake all night anyway.

God always answers your prayers. Just sometimes the answer is no.

God gave us tomorrow to do what we didn't get done today.

God learns by his mistakes which is why he created man first.

God made my face but I make my expression.

God made the world round so we couldn't see too far down the road ahead.

God must have loved calories, he made so many of them.

God pleases someone every day - today it's my turn.

God put me on Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. I am so far behind I will never die!

Good apple pies are a considerable part of domestic happiness.

Good friends are like quilts - they age with you but never lose their warmth.

Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Good Morning! Let the stress begin.

Go to bed thankful and wake up hopeful.

Grandmas are just antique little girls.

Grant me patience, Lord - but please hurry!

Growing old is inevitable, but growing up isn't.

Grow old with me, the best is yet to come.

Hang on to your husband, he may come back into fashion.

Happiness is a direction - it's not a place.

Happiness is a condition of mind - not a result of circumstance.

Happiness is an inside job.

Happiness is contagious - be a carrier.

Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road.

Happiness is homemade.

Happiness is like a butterfly, if you pursue it, it flies away. If you sit and wait, it sometimes finds you.

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

Happiness is the one thing we can give without having.

Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not think was open.

Happy birthday and remember 50 isn't old - if you're a tree.

Happy is a person who has a hobby, for they have two worlds to live in.

Hard work never hurt anybody, but why take chances?

Have a good day before someone spoils it on you.

Have a heart that never hardens and a temper that never fires and a touch that never hurts.

Have nothing in your house but what you believe to be beautiful as well as useful.

Heaven doesn't want me, and hell's afraid I'll take over.

Help keep the kitchen clean - eat out.

He who does not honour a penny/ a cent is not worth a pound/ a dollar/ an euro. 

He who neglects to drink of the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.

He who expects nothing will not be disappointed.

He who laughs last thinks slowest.

Hide not your talent, for use it was made. What use is a sundial in the shade?

Home cooking - is where a man thinks his wife is.

Home is where love sits by the fire.

Hope for the best, expect the worst and take whatever comes!

Hospitality is making your visitors feel at home, even if you wish they were.

Housework is something no one notices - unless you don't do it.

Housework makes you ugly.

How can I soar like an eagle when I work with a bunch of turkeys?

How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

How many roads must a man walk down before he....asks for directions.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

Hugs are fat-free, sugar-free and require no batteries.

I always listen to what is said, I just choose to ignore most of it.

I am a luxury few can afford.

I am in shape - round is a shape.

I can handle anything - I have children.

I can't have a crisis this week - my schedule is full.

I can only please one person per day and today is not your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either!

I can resist everything but temptation.

I could do the work of two men - but I would have to slow down.

I could play my part in life better if I had a copy of the script.

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.

Idle hands make mischief - so get busy!

Idleness is the holiday of fools.

I don't believe in miracles, I  rely on them.

I don't repeat gossip, so listen closely.

I'd rather be alone than unhappy.

I'd rather be sorry for something I did, than for something I didn't do.

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is an empty desk the sign off?

If all else fails, read the instructions.

If at first you don't succeed, ask dad to help.

If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your wife told you.

If at first you don't succeed, make a Chinese lantern.

If at first you don't succeed, sky diving is not for you.

If at first you don't succeed...try it your wife's way.

If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.

If at first you do succeed try to hide your astonishment.

If a woman's work is never done, why trouble about how much of it isn't done today?

If bringing up kids was easy, it would never have started with something called labour.

If evolution really works, how come mothers still have one pair of hands?

If God had wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

I finally got it all together. But I forgot where I put it.

If it isn't life threatening then don't worry about it.

If it's on sale, I need it.

If it is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

If life throws you lemons, pass the salt and the tequila.

If men climb mountains, "because they're there", why don't they do the dishes?

If mum says no, phone grandma.

If something seems to be too good to be true it usually is.

If there's one thing I can't stand. It's intolerance!

If we don't fail sometimes, our success mean nothing.

If we don't take care over the customer, somebody else will.

If you aim for the moon and miss, you'll always hit one of the stars.

If you always come first, there would be no room for improvement.

If you are sitting on the top of the world remember it turns over every 24 hours.

If you believe it, you can achieve it.

If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs, you obviously haven't grasped the enormity of the situation!

If you cannot have the best, then make the best of what you have.

If you can't be a sun, don't be a cloud.

If you can't be with the one you love. Love the one you're with.

If you can't change the situation, change your attitude towards it.

If you can't do it, take can't out and try again.

If you can't see the bright side, polish up the dark one and look at it again.

If you cheat on a diet you gain in the end.

If you didn't have the bad days. You wouldn't appreciate the good days.

If you don't go away I can't miss you.

If you don't like the world you see, change the prescription of your glasses.

If you give too many people of a piece of your mind you'll end up with none for yourself.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

If you haven't got time to get it right first time, where will you find the time to do it again?

If you haven't got wrinkles, you haven't laughed enough yet.

If you improve in one talent, God will give you more.

If you leave it too long, you leave it too late.

If you lend five pounds to a friend and never see him or her again, it was worth it.

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back it is yours, if it does not, then it never was.

If you must write in the dust, please don't date it.

If you're at the end of your tether, tie a knot on it and hang on.

If your mind goes blank, don't forget to turn off the sound.

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

If you spent as much time doing the things you worry about getting done, as you do worring about them, you wouldn't have anything to worry about.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

If you think talk is cheap, you should see my phone bill.

If you think the kitchen's a mess you should see the cook.

If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we've solved it.

If you think you're God's gift to women, where's the receipt?

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.

If you wait for perfect conditions you will never get anything done.

If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.

If you want life to be all plain sailing, don't get the wind up!

If you want the best seat in the house, you'll have to move the cat!

If you want to be rich count all the things money can't buy.

If you want to be somebody be yourself.

If you want to know something, ask a teenager while they know it all.

If you want to soar with the eagles in the morning, you can't hoot with the owls all night!

I got a dog for my husband. It was a fair swap.

I grumbled that I had no shoes, untill I met a man who had no feet.

I hate four letter words - cook, dust, wash, iron.

I have a place for everything - but the things never in it.

I have nothing against grey hairs, I just wish they were the ones that fell out.

I have nothing to leave you but my love.

I have only got one nerve left and you are standing on it.

I keep the dust on my furniture as a protective covering.

I like hugs, I like kisses, but what I love is help with dishes.

I'll rise but I refuse to shine.

I love my job - especially when I'm on holiday.

I love you more today than I did yesterday. Yesterday you got on my nerves!

I love to give home-made gifts. Which one of the kids do you want?

I may be fat, but you're ugly and I can lose weight.

I may look 40, but really I'm 18 with 22 years experience.

I may not always be perfect, but I'm always me.

I may not be completely perfect, but parts of me are wonderful.

I may not be rich and famous, but I do have priceless grandchildren.

I'm just catching up with yesterday. By tomorrow I should be ready for today.

I'm not a bad cook, I just like everything well done.

I'm not overweight, just under tall!

Impossible we do at once. Miracles take a little longer.

In order to succeed we must first believe we can.

Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your children.

In the word wedding always remeber, we comes before I.

Invest in smiles, they pay huge dividends.

In youth, the absence of pleasure is pain - in old age the absence of pain is a pleasure.

In youth we learn, in age we understand.

Iron does not become steel till it has been through the fire - it's the struggle that makes you strong!

I said maybe and that's final!

Isn't it amazing how easy it is to find something you're not looking for?

I struggled with the sin of Pride  - and lost.

It can be done, it should be done, it will be done.... tomorrow.

It can never hurt your eyesight to look on the bright side of life.

I think my husband needs glasses - he can't see things my way.

I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, but it was only someone with a torch bringing more work!

It is better to burn the candle at both ends than to put it away in a cupboard and let the mice eat it.

It is better to have loved a short woman/man than never to have loved a tall.

It is better to have 30  minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special at all.

It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

It is not a hot flush. I'm having a tropical moment.

It is not how big your boat is. It's how it rides the waves.

It is not what happens to us in life that makes or unmakes man, but how he deals with it.

It isn't the load that weighs us down - it's the way we carry it.

It isn't what we are, but how we do it, that makes this life worth going through.

It is the duty of the host to make the guests feel at home, and the duty of the guests to remember they are not.

It may not be perfect, but a blind man would be glad to see it.

I try to lose weight, but it just keeps finding me.

I try to take one day at a time...but lately several days have attacked me all at once!

It's better to fail in trying to do right, than to succeed in doing wrong.

It's better to light a candle than to complain of darkness.

It's easy to be an angel, if nobody ruffles your feathers.

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

It's not in the falling that one fails. But in failing to rise.

It's not rain, it's liquid sunshine.

It's pretending to be rich that keeps some people poor.

It's the things you don't do in life that you will regret.

It takes all sort to make a world.

It took years of neglect to get a body like this.

I understand some people live in their own little world, sometimes I wish they would stay there and never visit mine.

I understand the concept of cooking - just not how it applies to me.

I've been on a diet for a fortnight - and all I've lost is two weeks.

I've heard it said that money talks; the very thought intrigues me. Mine never stops to have a chat, so hastily it leaves me.

I've never seen a calorie. I didn't like.

I would like to be logical, but it would confuse my friends.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Jumping to conclusions doesn't always lead to happy landings.

Just because I'm beautiful doesn't mean I'm not talented.

Just hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt.

Just when I think I am winning, someone moves the goalpost.

Keep smiling -it'll make people wonder what you've been up to.

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Kind words are like honey, sweet to the taste and good for your health.

Kind words are never wasted.

Kissin' don't last, cookin' do.

Lead me not into temptation, I can find it all by myself.

Learn from the past instead of longing for it.

Learn from the past, live for the present and hope for the future.

Learn from the mistakes of others - you can't make them all yourself.

Learn life's biggest secret - Love, Forgive, Forget!

Let the one without debt write the first cheque.

Let your son or daughter choose his/her own path, and it will always lead back to you.

Life can be painful but the discovery of true love is an anasthetic.

Life can't give you joy unless you really will it.

Life is an adventure to those with the courage to explore.

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Life is a journey so take a guide.

Life is like your money - you can spend it any way you like, but it can only be spent once.

Life just gives you time and space - it's up to you to fill it.

Life is a cycle always in motion. If good times have moved on, so will times of trouble.

Life is like a bicycle. You only fall off if you stop pedalling.

Life is like a ten speed bicycle - most of the gears we never use.

Life is like a hot bath - the longer you stay, the more wrinkled you get!

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.

Life is precious, handle with prayer.

Life is requirement, but worry is optional.

Life is short and life is sweet, have a smile for all you meet - fat or thin, short or tall. We know that god loves us all.

Life is uncertain - eat dessert first!

Life is what happens, when you have something else planned.

Life is what you make it.

Live each day as your last - one day you'll be right.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Live simply, give more, expect less.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.

Live to love and you'll love to live.

Lose an hour in the morning and you'll spend all day looking for it.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Love a lot, trust a few, but always paddle your own canoe.

Love doesn't make the world go round, it makes the trip worthwhile.

Love is blind but marriage is an eye opener.

Love is blind, friendship looks the other way.

Love is not to brag, love is not to boast, grief comes to him who talks the most.

Love knows no bounds, but don't push it.

Love means never having to say sorry.

Love your enemy - it will drive him nuts!

Love your neighbour - nothing will confuse them more!

Make God laugh. Tell Him your plans.

Make love, not war.

Make new friend, but keep the old, one is silver, the other is gold.

Make sure you smile - it increases your face value.

Make the most of today - you will never get it back again.

Manners cost you nothing, but you'll be amazed at what  they 'll get you.

Many are called but few get up.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when  they gave up!

Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.

Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.

Many times a person's mouth broke his nose.

Marriage is an empty box. It remains empty unless you put more in than you take out.

Marriage is finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Marriage is 90% give and 10% take - on both sides.

Marriages are made in Heaven - so are thunder and lightening.

Measure people by the size of their hearts, not their bank account.

Men and fish would both stay out of trouble if they kept their mouths shut.

Men are like blenders - need one, but don't know why.

Men are like parking spaces - all the good ones are taken.

Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber - not for the toy.

Middle age is when you know your way round but don't feel like going.

Middle age is when your narrow waist and broad mind begin to change places.

Miracles are not part of my job description.

Money isn't everything, but it keeps the kids in touch!

Money isn't everything, there's Mastercard & Visa!

Money may not bring you happiness, but at least it means you can be miserable in comfort.

Money never did buy  happiness, and credit cards aren't doing much better.

More is achieved through harmony than conflict.

Motherhood is full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually they move out.

Mud thrown is ground lost.

My family tree is full of nuts.

My house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.

My husband needs glasses - he still doesn't see thing my way.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

My life has a wonderful cast, but I can't figure out the plot.

My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves me completely.

My mother never told me it would get this bad.

My riches consist not in the abundance of things I posses, but in the fewness of my wants.

Never ask a hungry cat whether he loves you for yourself alone.

Never be afraid to believe in the impossible.

Never be in haste to end the day - there are too few in a lifetime.

Never criticise your wife's faults; remember it may have been these little imperfections that stopped her getting a better husband.

Never expect of anybody more than they are cabable of giving.

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.

Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.

Never kiss at the garden gate, love may be blind but the neighbours ain't.

Never let a fool kiss you - and never let a kiss fool toy.

Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.

Never make the same mistake twice - plenty of new ones are availabe.

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

Never play leapfrog with an unicorn.

Never trust a doctor whose office plants are dead.

Never trust anyone but God, and then check his ID card.

Nobody appreciates how much I do until I don't do it anymore.

No man is worth crying over and when you find one who is, he won't make you cry.

No-one ever got the sack from listening too much.

No outfit is complete without cat hairs.

"Normal" is just a setting on the washing machine.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Nothing dries sooner than a tear.

Nothing matters half as much as you think it does.

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

Of all the things I've lost , it's my mind I miss the most.

One day I'm going to diet. The other 364 I'll eat what I feel like.

One day your prince will come - mine just got lost on the way and is too stubborn to ask for directions.

One little word can spare us a lot of trouble. That word is "no".

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is always making exciting discoveries.

One thing that you can't recycle is wasted time.

Only Robinson Crusoe could get everything done by Friday.

On the keyboard of life aleays keep one finger on the escape key.

Opportunities are like fishes - they often get away.

Organized people are just too lazy to look for things.

Our dog is NOT spoiled - we're just well trained.

Our problem is simple - we never have time to do anything, but always seem to have time to do it twice.

Patience is your best friend, don't lose it.

Patience takes time.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

People who don't make mistakes don't make anything.

People who jump to conclusions spend a lot of time in the air.

People who say they sleep like a baby, don't have any.

People who sing their own praises usually do so without accompaniment.

Perfection is found only in the dictionary.

Plant tree of knowledge when you are young - it will give you shade when you are old.

Poor and content is rich enough.

Praise to a child is like water to a thirsty plant.

Prepare to be let down and you'll never be disappointed.

Pretending I am a nice person day after day is exhausting.

Pretend you're a star and poke a hole in someone's darkness.

Punctuality starts ten minutes early.

Put flowers on my table, not on my grave.

Put others first and you will never be last.

Real needs are few, but wants are endless.

Real men do housework.

Real women don't have hot flushes but power surges.

Remember you only get one chance to make a good impression.

Retirement is - more husband, less money.

Retirement is - when you stop making a living and start making a life.

Rich people are those who are satisfied by what they have.

Save the Earth - it's the only planet with chocolate.

See any dust? Then I'll give you a duster.

Set your goals in concrete and your plans in sand.

Shopping is hazardous to my wealth.

Shopping: the art of buying things, you don't need with money you don't have, to impress people you don't like.

Simple pleasures sooth the soul.

Smartest thing a man ever said: "Yes dear!"

Smile - it's free!

Smiles are infectious - start an epidemic!  Bounce

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Some of the most meaningful things are often said in silence.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.

Some people reach the top of the ladder only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Sometimes I wake up grumpy, sometimes I let him sleep.

Sometimes the people who know the least say the most.

Speak well of your friends, of your enemies stay silent.

Spice a dish with love and it pleases every plate.

Stealing from one book is definitely theft. Stealing from three is research.

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!

Stress is that situation created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of someone who richly deserves it.

Success come in cans, not in can'ts.

Success in marriage is not only finding the right person, but being the right person.

Success is 1% inspiration and 99 % perspiration!

Sure, God created man before woman, but then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.

Swallowing your pride will never give you indigestion.

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprint, kill nothing  but time.

Take your time, and hurry up!

Talk happiness - we have troubles of our own.

Teach by examples, not by demand.

Tell him you love him - don't wait until you have to carve it in stone.

That love is all there is all we know of love.

That money talks, I'll not deny. I heard it once, it said goodbye!

The best gifts are not the ones you get but the ones you give.

The best things in life are not things.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.

The best way to have the last word is with an apology.

The day always starts before I'm ready for it.

The further you go the less you know.

The grass may be greener next door, but it's just as hard to cut.

The key to a successful marriage is falling in love with the same person many times.

The older I get, the better I used to be.

The man who lends his tools is on holiday and the man who works for nothing has gone with him.

The mind is like a parachute - it works best when it is open.

The most precious antique is an old friend.

The past has nothing to offer but lessons. Learn them and look forward.

The quicker you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.

There have been many troubles in my life, few of which have ever happened.

There is no "I" in "TEAM".

There's no place like home except Grandma's.

There's no sense in being pessimistic. It probably wouldn't work anyway.

There's nothing better than a good friend - except a good friend with chocolate.

There's no winners in a war, only losers.

There's only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

The right temperature in a home is maintaned by warm hearts and  not by hot heads!

The secret to happy living is to do what you like and to like what you do.

The time to relax is when there isn't time.

The time to start worring is when people don't talk about you.

Thing work out the best for those who make the best of how things work out.

Thin is in, but fat is comfortable.

Think what you like, but don't think out loud.

This kitchen is closed due to illness - I'm sick of cooking!

This laundry is self cleaning - do it yourself.

This world will be better place when the power of love replaces the love of power.

Thouse who do their bit in rowing the boat don't have time to rock it.

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life - use it wisely.

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and all is well.

Today's child is tomorrow's customer.

To dream of the person you want to be is a waste of the person you are.

To me old age is always 15 years older than I am.

The best form of revenge is success.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time!

The best thing I make for dinner is a reservation.

The biggest reason for lack of knowledge is lack of interest.

The day dawns only to those who are awake.

The difference between cats and dogs is that dogs come when called and cats take a message and get back to you.

The early bird gets the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

The fastest thing on two legs is the toddler you've just taken your eyes off.

The greatest discovery in life is finding someone who really loves you.

The greatest wealth is health.

The hardest thing to see, is what's in front of your eyes.

The most wasted day of all is that on which you have not laughed.

The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.

The older I get, the better I used to be.

The only job where you start on top is digging a hole.

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

The person who can smile when things go wrong has just found someone to blame.

The person who never made a mistake, never made anything.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

The real problem with leisure time is how to prevent others from using yours.

There are three things extremly hard: steel, diamond and to know one's self.

There are no winners in a war, only losers.

There are three kinds of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.

There is always hope for the person who can look in the mirror and laugh.

There is no such thing as a non-working mother.

The rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

The road to success is always under construction.

The secret of happiness is wanting what you get.

The secret of long life: Keep breathing.

The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime.

The simplest questions are often the hardest to answer.

The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

The tongue weights practically nothing but so few people can hold it.

The trouble with being on time is there's never anybody there to appreciate it.

The trouble with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished.

The trouble with doing something  right first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

The trouble with getting to work on time is that it makes the day so long!

This life must be a test. If it was the real thing we'd be given better instructions.

Those who care will be cared for.

Those who succeed then stop trying fail, those who fail but keep trying succeed.

Those who think they know everything are very annoying to those who do.

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.

Today I'm only moving clouds, tomorrow I will try mountains.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

Tomorrow is promised to no one.

To neglect is to destroy.

Treasure yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today.

Treat your friends as you do your pictures and place them in their best light.

True courage lies in a hand that helps - not a fist that smites.

True strength is a measure not of the body but of the soul.

Try to live your life so well that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.

Turn your face towards the sun then you won't see the shadows.

Vendi, Vidi, Visa - I came, I saw and I spent!

Victory was within our grasp. And then the game started.

Warning!  Dates on calendar are closer than they appear.

We all carry the seeds of greatness, but most stay in the packet.

We all have tummies like ironing boards. It's just that some of us have a bigger pile of ironing than others.

We can't all be stars. But we can all twinkle.

Weekends are like rainbows, they look lovely from a distance, but disappear close to.

We grow too soon old and too late smart.

We have two ears only one mouth, so a good leader will listen twice as much as he shouts.

We know at least one thing about a person who never makes mistakes - they can't be very busy.

Well, if things don't change they'll stay as they are.

We make a living by what we get  - but we make a life by what we give.

We're not here for a long time - we're here for a good time!

Whatever you choose to lose, don't let it be your temper.

What is for you, won't go past you.

What is yours is mine, and what is mine is my own.

When all else fails hug your teddy.

Whenever I feel like exercise I lay down until the feeling passes.

When God made time he made plenty of it.

When happiness gets into your system it is bound to break out on your face.

When I die bury me under the pub - that way my husband is guaranteed to visit me seven times a week.

When life gets hectic take time out to stop and smell the roses.

When many of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams are destroyed.

When tempted to fight fire with fire it is handy to remember that the Fire Brigade usually uses water!

When the day's bad and life's a curse, cheer up - tomorrow may be worse!

When the dream becomes a reality, trouble is not far behind.

When there's a twinkle in the eye, there is a spark of heaven in the heart.

When you are dog-tired at night, it may be because you have growled all day.

When you can't sleep, don't count sheep: talk to the shepherd.

When you change the way you look at things, things change.

When you feel terrific, let your face know.

Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.

Why be a cloud when you could be a sunbeam!

Why be awkward - with a little more effort you could become impossible.

Why do they call it "the rush hour" when nothing moves?

Why isn't common sense common?

Why not learn to enjoy the little things, there are so many of them.

Wise men negotiate, stupid men start a war.

With love and a little money, all things are possible.

Woman is at once a luxury and a necessity - one of the things we may not be happy to possessing, but are miserable without.

Women are made to be loved not understood.

Women who dress to kill usually cook the same way.

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching.

Work, the curse of the drinking classes.

Work to live, don't live to work.

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.

Worry is like a rocking horse - it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.

Worry is interest paid for something you may never owe.

Would you like to speak to the man in charge or the woman who knows what's going on?

Yesterday I had a really deep thought - wish I could remember what it was.

Yesterday is gone. Forget it. Tomorrow never comes. Don't worry. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. Use it.

Yesterday this place was clean and tidy and nobody came.

You are always a child in your parents' eyes.

You are as old as you feel.

You are leaving on Sunday, aren't you?

You are not lost in life, you are just taking the scenic route.

You are only young once, but you can be immature forever.

You are what you eat, so now I just buy pretty food!

You are what you think you are - and what you think, you are.

You can agree with me or you can be wrong.

You can always tell a teacher - but you can't tell them much.

You can give in, you can give out but you can never give up.

You can learn a lot if you keep your mouth shut and your ears open.

You can't burn the candle at both ends and expect it to stand up.

You can't help the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.

You can't scare me - I've got kids.

You can't stop the bad things happening. It's what you do when they happen, which counts.

You only have one mother so look after her.

You only live once, so you might as well enjoy it.

You have to kiss a lot of frogs, before you find a prince.

You know you're getting old when  you bend over to tie your shoes, and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

You'll always be my best friend...you know too much.

You'll never get rid of a bad temper by losing it.

You'll never reach your horizon if you're scared to lose sight of the shore.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

You never get the garden dug by turning it over in your mind.

You never know what you want - until you find it.

Young men think old men are fools; old men know young men are!

You're younger today than you will be tomorrow.

Your fears stand between you and what you want - they're worth facing.

Your life is a journey - travel it well.

Your successes make you clever, but only your failures make you wise.

Youth and love are wasted on the young.

You will never win if you never begin.

You won't get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.






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