Honesty is the best policy.
If you are honest it means that you are truthful and sincere and this is the kind of person others want to associate with. You can translate this into success in life with added effort, reliability, and achievement. A good reputation means trustworthiness and reliability which is impossible without honesty as a foundation.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
This just means that immoral people in greater positions of power have the opportunity to steal much more than an immoral common man or woman.
If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
If someone tells you that you have suddenly won much money, especially from a stranger, it is probably not true. If someone tells you that you have gotten a valuable gift or valuable tickets for free, it is probably not true.
Many scams sound temptingly inviting, but they are almost all untruthful cons. If something can be gotten with much time, effort, and money and someone suggests that you can get it for free or almost for free-beware!!!!!!
Better to give than to receive.
This is untrue propaganda widely spread by altruists and social do-gooders who want people to dedicate their lives to helping the unfortunate in society. The truth is that it is better to both give and receive in most human activities.
At the beginning of most human relationships it is probably better to give more than you receive but as the relationship matures there should be more giving and receiving for both parties or the relationship will remain very lopsided and dysfunctional master slave relationship.
Words once spoken can never be recalled.
This is just a statement of fact but it also implies that sometimes words are said in anger or under stressful circumstances which we later come to regret. Calling your wife an idiot or a bitch in a fit of anger can haunt you for a long time even though time is supposed to heal all wounds.
Birds of a feather, flock together
This is a general fact of life that humans with similar opinions, interests, education levels, and economic levels tend to associate with each other more frequently than with humans that are very different from them.
Forgiveness is an important key to happiness.
Forgiveness is only one of the keys to happiness but without it there can be unnecessary long periods of resentment for a personal wrong or mistake that has been done.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The pleasant memory of kind words recurs in the brain long after the kind words are said and the enjoyment of those words also recurs in the brain.
If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing
This is just a statement of the fact that if a million humans believe in something stupid then it is still stupid or if they believe that a lie is the truth then it is still a lie.
An optimistic attitude means all the difference in the world
Being an optimist rather than a pessimist is indeed a big difference in attitudes and it will affect your life in so many important ways. Many more humans will be interested in befriending you if you have an optimistic attitude.
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