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Old 11-17-2007, 02:09 PM   #41
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:11 PM   #42
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Some people misquote and say, "Money is the root of all evil." That's not what it says. The correct version of the quotation is "The love of money is the root of all evil."

But it's really about how we use it. I like this one:

"Money is the root of all good."
I like this one too: "The lack of money is the root of all evil." (Attributed to many--my fridge magnet says George Bernard Shaw)
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:56 PM   #43
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My favorite thing to tell my four year old when he asks "why did you do that" is...

It seemed like a good idea at the time. I tend to live my life that way. If it seems like a good idea I do it... if it doesn't work out.. oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

You can apply that statement to just about anything you have done, and its true. If it didn't seem like a good idea at the time, you probably didn't do it... Since you did it.. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Even the stupid things you do... if you think hard enough.. they did seem like a good idea at the time... You wouldn't get caught, you would impress somebody, nothing could go wrong... It seemed like a good idea at the time didn't it?

"Dad, why did you cook green beans?"... "Why did you go right?"... "Why are we going to X?".. My answer: "Seemed like a good idea at the time". What I'm really waiting for is for him to use it on me when I question why he did something. It will just crack me up

The day he does that I'm just gonna have to laugh...

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:59 AM   #44
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My favorite thing to tell my four year old when he asks "why did you do that" is...

It seemed like a good idea at the time. I tend to live my life that way. If it seems like a good idea I do it... if it doesn't work out.. oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

You can apply that statement to just about anything you have done, and its true. If it didn't seem like a good idea at the time, you probably didn't do it... Since you did it.. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Even the stupid things you do... if you think hard enough.. they did seem like a good idea at the time... You wouldn't get caught, you would impress somebody, nothing could go wrong... It seemed like a good idea at the time didn't it?

"Dad, why did you cook green beans?"... "Why did you go right?"... "Why are we going to X?".. My answer: "Seemed like a good idea at the time". What I'm really waiting for is for him to use it on me when I question why he did something. It will just crack me up

The day he does that I'm just gonna have to laugh...

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I remember a variant on this from college:
"At the time, it made sense."
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:00 PM   #47
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #48
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:04 PM   #49
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I avoided the stock and bond market for a very long time, and I think this quote had something to tempt me in some 15 years ago.

"You won't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket"
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #53
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #54
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Not really all proverbs but they're stuck in my head

My mom or my dad:
"No money, no honey"

Something trite I always used to hear:
"Time is money".

The Beatles, in a song I like:
"The best things in life are free
But you can keep them for the birds and bees
Now give me money
That's what I want
That's what I want, yeah
That's what I want..."
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #56
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:01 PM   #57
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #58
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"don't get your honey where you get your money" ....who knows where it came from...

and

"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"...used profusely by my Dad, but I'm clueless about the origination.

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Do for 5 years what most won't do and you can live better the rest of your life than most will.

It seems to work if the 5 years is education or saving money. I have seen many times where one struggled to get a good education, save for a down payment on a house, do without and get a foot hold and end up in a better place even if they don't kill themselves forever.
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