We all need advice whether it’s new or old to live a complete and enjoyable life. I hope that the following advice from past generations will ensure a better outlook and richness for this new year and even after.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment …Matthew 22:37

If you really want to live, you’d better start at once to try. If you don’t, it really doesn’t matter, but you’d better start to die…W.H. Auden

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.


Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong…Baltasar Gracian

Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances..LaFontaine

It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life…Christina, Queen of Sweden

Keep changing. When you are through changing, you’re through.

….Bruce Barton

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining about the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life…Anatole France

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one….James A. Froude

You must give some time to your fellow man, even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it…Albert Schweitzer

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child….Mary MacCraken

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
…George Washington

Learn how to pay compliments. Start with the members of your family and you will find it will become easier later in life to compliment others. It’s a great asset………Letitia Baldrige

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.

….Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be nice to people on the way up; because you’ll meet the same people on the way down….Wilson Mizner

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose…Baltasar Gracian

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

…Marquis de Condorcet

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some…Charles Dickens

Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.

…Sidney J. Harris

If you would create something, you must be something…Goethe

Do not envy a sinner; you don’t know what disaster awaits him.

…Old Testament

Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death…Jewish Proverb

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves…Jesus of Nazareth

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

…Mark Twain

If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant…Sefer Hasidim

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

…Edgar Watson Howe

Ye have heard that it hath been said, thou shall love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies.

…Jesus of Nazareth

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