Words To Live By

A petro (gas/fuel) station in Hutton Hyde Park in South Africa has a sandwich type blackboard out front that has a daily message for people passing by. Here are a few words of wisdom that have been shared on the sign maintained by Alison Billett.

  • Stop trying to make everyone happy, you’re not tequila.
  • Don’t do something permanently stupid because you’re temporarily upset.
  • It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
  • Be who you needed when you were younger.
  • If you have to choose between drinking wine everyday or being skinny which would you choose? Red or white?
  • When you forgive you heal. When you let go you grow.
  • If you have a gun you can rob a bank. When you have a bank you can rob everyone.
  • Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.
  • In a world where you can be anything –  Be Kind.
  • When you make a commitment you build hope. When you keep it you build trust.
  • I am a woman – What’s your superpower?
  • May your choice reflect your hopes not your fears. – Nelson Mendela
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is NOW.
  • Why do we only rest in peace? Why don’t we live in peace too?
  • Those who would disrespect our flag have never been handed a folded one.
  • A veteran is someone who at one point in their life,wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for any amount, up to and including their life.
  • The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. – George Orwell
  • Ignorance can be fixed, Stupid is FOREVER!
  • Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. – Satchel Paige
  • Every time you make a typo the errorists win.
  • Fools multiply when wise men are silent. – Nelson Mendela
  • Your dream doesn’t have an expiry date.
  • Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.
  • Your best teacher is your last mistake.
  • If you don’t believe in miracles perhaps you’ve forgotten you are one.
  • Too many people over value what they are not and under value what they are.
  • Be careful who you make memories with. Those things last a lifetime.
  • I want to grow my own food but I can’t find any bacon seeds.
  • Does refusing to go to gym count as resistance training?
  • Politicians and nappies (diapers) should be changed often, for the same reason!

Keep your fork

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