Charlie's Blog: Wisdom


These are various aphorisms and proverbs I have collected over the years. They are all written by me except the ones I plagiarized.--C.

1. To be a rich man become a poor man and remain there.

2. Never take on debt. Debt is the rich man's trick on the poor man.

3. Work 6 days a week for 10-12 hours per day. Rest on Sunday because it belongs to God.

4. Create your own economy by becoming as self-sufficient as possible. Grow your own food. Make your own sandwich.

5. Education is free. All you need is a library card. Learn all you can.

6. The only money is gold and silver. Everything else is paper.

7. Distrust anyone with uncalloused hands.

8. If anyone claims to know how to truly get rich, they wouldn't need your money. Don't give it to them.

9. Word of mouth is the best advertising money can't buy. Build a reputation and keep it.

10. Pay your taxes. The poorhouse is better than jail.

11. The best things in life are still free. Don't get tricked into paying for them.

12. Never marry a spender or a gold digger.

13. Your property should work for you not you for your property. Plant a garden. Build a workshop.

14. Never retire. Retirement is just a down payment on death.

15. The stock market is a casino. The best way to win is to not play.

16. Wealth without work is an abomination. Easy money is dirty money.

17. People are more impressed by your modesty than by your bling.

18. Honest work brings peaceful sleep. Dishonesty and fear keep you awake at night.

19. Envy comes from believing we deserve more than God has given us. We deserve nothing but Hell. Be grateful not to go there.

20. It all comes from God, so don't get mad if He takes it back.

21. Solomon's wisdom was killed by Solomon's lust.

22. Keeping a blog allows you to get it off your chest while allowing others to ignore what you've said.

23. Do not marry the one you think you can live with. Marry the one that you can't live without.

24. Taxes are the fees you pay to stay out of jail.

25. A bitter truth beats a sweet lie.

26. Don't marry anyone that requires a prenup.

27. Fools build palaces. The wise build fortresses.

28. Some people are eagles. Other people are buzzards. Eagles are an endangered species.

29. Never take the bait.

30. People's greatest fear in life is not poverty or failure but hard work.