Hope this brings a smile to your face...

The following personal adages are written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words.


  • I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

  • I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

  • I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

  • I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

  • I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

  • I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

  • I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

  • I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

  • I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

  • I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

  • I've learn ed.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

  • I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

  • I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

  • I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

  • I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

  • I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

  • I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

  • I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

  • I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

  • I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

  • I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

  • I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

  • I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

  • I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

  • I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

  • I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

  • I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

  • I've learned. ... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

  • I've learned .... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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Anonymous said...



Unknown said...

true soccer :)
so many lines of truth in one place :D !!

Ashok Felix said...

They are, aren't they.. interesting and true... :)

Ya, I knew you'd love'em...

Anonymous said...



Ashok Felix said...

Great inflow of comments...hehe