In the best tradition of the American almanac, the 5th edition of the Better Times Almanac of Useful Information is liberally seasoned with proverbs and wisdom sayings. Here they are, collected onto one page.
Defend the lowly and the fatherless,
render justice to the afflicted and needy.
Rescue the lowly and poor,
deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82, 3-4
Love is a fruit that is in season at all times (Mother Teresa)
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Do not be conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.
A joyful heart is the natural result of a heart burning with love.
Every work of love brings a person face to face with God (Mother Teresa)
If you want peace, work for justice
Sow not in furrows of injustice lest you reap a seven-fold harvest.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal.
Dig the well before you are thirsty
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark
A smile is the cheapest way to improve your looks,
even if you have crooked teeth.
A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan next week
Talk is cheap because supply usually exceeds demand.
Eating is an agricultural act
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Eating is a moral act.
Nurture blessings in your life and the life of your community.
Wisdom makes light the darkness of ignorance.
Hard work is the mother of luck.
Don't be afraid to ask questions
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
To avoid fools, take steps!
You can't have the family farm without the family.
Lies ride upon debt's back.
Y'all get the right eats, you hear?
Use Less Energy, Have More Money.
Be the change you wish to see (Gandhi)
The time to build the cellar is before the tornado hits
Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
Don't be afraid to ask questions! If you don't know, ask!
Read the instructions. Use maps and dictionaries. Often.
Use time constructively. Waste not, want not.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
A stitch in time saves nine.
The borrower is the slave of the lender.
To avoid fools, take steps!
If you have nothing to do,
don't do it with anyone else around.
If you always do what you always do,
you will always get what you always get.
Help create and sustain a culture of life and love.
Remember the time of hunger in the time of plenty;
poverty and want in the day of wealth. Sirach 18:25
Do not be conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good
The future depends on what you do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. - Ben Franklin
Living below your means is a cheap way to be rich. It's the only easy
way to be rich.- Stewart Brand (founder, Whole Earth Catalog)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
The best things in life aren't things. The more content I am with myself,
the fewer material things I need
My goal should not be to have
something but to be something
The more secure you feel with yourself,
the fewer faults you find in others
No question is ever stupid if you're
the one asking it
A good way to save money is
to be too busy to go shopping
Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full
with travail and vexation of spirit.
Read to your children. Keep books in your home.
Read them to your children. Use your local library.
Ask questions. Exercise your brain. Learn many things.
Practice many skills. Teach others.
We never know the worth of water until the well runs dry.
Read more. Learn more.
If you must always be in control, you will never feel secure.
If you are chronically bored, you will be boring to be with.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If you find yourself negative and angry most of the time,
it's because you feel that way about yourself.
Try being nice to people.
It will rub off on you (after a while).
Love your neighbor as yourself.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
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