Words To Live By


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Nuggets of Truth
Provided by Words To Live By Radio
and RBC Ministries

"What if the Hokey Pokey is really what it's all about?"

D. Womack

Greencastle, PA

"Definition of the term 'procrastination' – Keeping up with yesterday."

Kelley Sanders

Knoxville, TN

"Be careful – a chip on the shoulder can sometimes lead to a knot on the head."

R. Brunk

Dayton, VA

"Don't sweat the petty stuff.  Pet the sweaty stuff."

Anonymous listener

"One of the great truths in life I learned as a child, is that no matter how hard you try, you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk."

Dave Moubray

Mount Sidney, VA

The eleventh commandment should read "Never hold a cat and a Dust Buster at the same time."

Cindy J.

Kingsport, TN

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

S. Reedy

Roanoke, VA

"A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be."

B. Liskey

Harrisburg, PA

"Tact:  the ability to keep silent while two friends argue and all the time you know they are both wrong."

Britt Saunders

Salisbury, MD

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

B. Wingard

Lewisburg, PA

"Middle age:  when actions creak louder than words."

D. Robinson

Jarrett, VA

"The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime."

Charlie Byerly

Gettysburg, PA

"Motion is two-thirds of promotion."

Reva Davis

Charleston, WV

"God gives the milk, but not the pail."

Jimmy Williams

Staunton, VA

"Be like a postage stamp – stick to one thing until you get there."

Margaret Hammer

Suffolk, VA

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

Carol Harlow

Rockbridge Baths, VA

"You shouldn't resist growing old … many are denied that privilege."

Heather Jean Reardon

Harrisonburg, VA

"Good health comes from the farm, not the pharmacy."

Donna Brinsfield

Hurlock, MD

"We can learn a lot from a box of crayons … some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names.  All are different colors, but they all have to learn to live in the same box."

Pat Baugher

"When you come to a fork in the road, pick just one road."

Joe Rudmin

Harrisonburg, VA

"Religion is like money.  People seem to argue over the denominations."

Raymond Brunk

Dayton, VA

"When you feel dog-tired at night … it may be because you growled all day."

Rachel Simmons

Crimora, VA

"You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar."

Serena Brewer

Newport News, VA

"It's always darkets before the dawn.  So if you are going to steal your neighbors newspaper, that's the time to do it."

Jennifer Weller

"You wouldn't worry so much about what people think of you … if you knew how seldom they did."

Jim Bishop

"Don't criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes … that way you'll be a mile away, plus you'll have his shoes."

Larry Aldrich

"A true friend knows who you are … but likes you anyway."

Pam Miller

Pleasant Valley, VA

"People are like teabags … sometimes you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are."

Karen Beegles

Waynsboro, VA

"He who throws dirt always loses ground."

R. Kelly

Winchester, VA

"Listen to your brain.  It has lots of good information."

7 yr. old C. Randall

Rose Hill, VA

"The ten commandments are not multiple choice."

S. Baker

Moorefield, WV

"The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge."

Harvey Mitchell

Rocky Mount, VA

"Don't waste time worrying about the things you can't change."


"Never trust a skinny cook."

Bob Wetsel

Harrisonburg, VA

"The first sign of wisdom is the lack of an ill templer."

Sarah Burnside

Kingsport, TN

"If you take care of the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves."

Junior Hewitt

Staunton, VA

"The reason a dollar won't do as much for people as it once did, is because people won't do as much for a dollar as they once did."

Oscar Hamilton

Wheeling, WV

"Life is a trial, mile by mile.  Life is hard, yard by yard.  But it's a cinch, inch by inch."

Don Myers

McGaheysville, VA

"Real difficulties can be overcome; it's only the imaginary ones that are sometimes unconquerable."

Ann Culpepper

Chambersburg, PA

"What you throw away today, you might need tomorrow."

Bo Walter

Mt. Crawford, VA

"Opportunity is kind of like a dial tone.  All it takes is a little push."

Cindy Wilson

Emporia, VA

"Definition of forgiveness:  that's when you leave your dad's handsaw out in the rain and he says it was rusty anyway."

Virginia Ritchie

Linville, VA

"Hospitality is the art of making people feel at home … when you wish they were … at home."

Lola Strickler

Mt. Sidney, VA

"Stupidity won't kill you … but it can make you sweat."

Juanita Huffer

Bridgewater, VA

"Never miss a good chance to shut up."

Kerry Munson

Jarrett, VA

"There are two theories to arguin' with a woman.  Neither one works."

Ronnie Miller

Easton, MD

"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging."

Cindy Nelson

Louisa, VA

"A still tongue makes a wise head."

Joel Burner, Jr.

Shenandoah, VA

"Never kick a man when he is down.  He might get up."

Larry Burkeholder

Ephrata, PA

"Gossip is like butter – easy to spread, but near impossible to remove."

Jem Motsinger

Mt. Crawford, VA

"A fat wife and a large barn never did a man any harm."

Oscar Smith

Bristol, VA

"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without it."

Virginia Ritchie

Linville, VA

"A honeymoon is the vacation a man takes before going to work for a new boss."

Cecil Manning

East Berlin, PA

"There are two ways to get rich – spend less than you make or make more than you spend."

Emily Bazzell

Charlottesville, VA

"The full use of today is the best preparation for tomorrow."

Milton Walker

Gettysburg, PA

"Don't ask anyone to do a job for which you are not willing to at least try yourself."

Raymond Daugherty

Mathias, WV

"A night club is a place where the tables are reserved – and the customers usually aren't."

Garland Simmers

Harrisonburg, VA

"Don't drive as if you owned the road – drive as if you owned the car."

Dale Goodson

Hagerstown, MD

"A man is never so weak as when a pretty lady tells him how strong he is."

Tom Weller

Kingsport, TN

"A yawn is at least an honest opinion."

Steve Woodson

Stuarts Draft, VA

"Too many folks follow the path of least resistance."

Esther Smith

Tazewell, VA

"It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

Donald Roby

Swoope, VA

"The man who rolls up his sleeves seldom loses his shirt."

Mike Giles

Big Stone Gap, VA

"Diet is the penalty for exceeding the feed limit."

Ronnie Baumgardner

Easton, MD

"Every dog has his day.  And a good dog just might have two days."

Fred Shira

Pamassus, VA

"He who talks too much robs himself of the time to think."

Jim Brennemen, recalling the words of his father, Ben Brenneman

Waynesboro, VA

"I'd rather apologize for not meeting a standard … than for not having one."

Clara Sinz-Kern

Harrisonburg, VA

"A farmer is a man outstanding in his field."

Karen DiMatteo

Chambersburg, PA

"LIfe is uncertain.  Have dessert first."

Sandy Martin

Mt. Crawford, VA

"The nicest thing about being bald is that when company comes all you have to do is straighten your tie."


"People will quickly forget how fast you did a job;  They will remember longer how well you did it."

Stacy B. Wheelbarger

Dayton, VA

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got."

Becky Teerlink

Waynesboro, VA

"You must stand for something, or you'll fall for anything."

Joanne Leiter

Grottoes, VA

"No matter how great a man is, the size of his funeral usually depends on the weather."

Buddy Jones

Petersburg, WV

"Nothing is worth more than this day."

Don Myers

McGayheysville, VA