Someday your face will stay like that?
What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
You're going to put your eye out with that thing!
How many times do I have to tell you... don't throw things in the house!
Close the door behind you--- were you born in a barn?
Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been
Why? Because I said so, that's why?
Don't use that tone with me!
Eat those carrots, they're good for your eyes have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?
Did you flush?
You can be anything you want to, if you just set your mind to it.
There's enough dirt in those ears to plant potatoes!
Be good--but if you can't, be careful!
I don't care what "everyone" is doing! I care what you are doing!
If you can't say something nice, Don't say anything at all.
I hope someday you have a child just like you!
Don't talk with your mouth full!
No singing at the table!
Always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
Sit like a lady!
Don't pick at it will get infected.
I'm not just talking to hear my head rattle!
I'm going to give you until the count of three!
Put that down! you don't know where it's been!
Don't cross your eyes they will freeze that way.
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
If you swallow that watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow in your stomach.
The only thing nobody can ever take from you is what you've learned.
Men sweat, ladies perspire!
Did you wash your neck?
Where's the money that I gave you yesterday
Have You Ever Heard Her Say
A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another.
Another definition: a saying “is the simple, direct term for any pithy expression of wisdom or truth."
Depending on the aspects of the notability, there are a number of synonyms, or flavors of the notion:
- Apothegm. “…an edgy, more cynical aphorism; such as, ‘Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.’"
- Aphorism. A concise definition, notably memorable.
- Adage. An aphorism that has gained credibility by virtue of long use.
- Chestnut. A long-used and well-known story, comment, or quote.
- Cliché. An overly commonplace, hackneyed or trite saying.
- Epigram. A poetic form of comment on a particular idea, occurrence, or person.
- Epithet. A descriptive word or phrase that has become a popular formulation.
- Gnome (Greek: gnome, from gignoskein, to know). A type of saying, especially an aphorism or a maxim, that is designed to provide instruction in a compact form.
- Idiom. “…an expression whose meaning can’t be derived simply by hearing it, such as ‘Kick the bucket.’”
- Mantra. A religious or mystical syllable or poetic phrase.
- Maxim. A principle or rule. A maxim is a wise saying, especially one intended to advise or recommend a course of conduct. In comparison to its approximate synonyms: saying, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism, the term maxim stresses the succinct formulation of an ultimate truth, a fundamental principle, or a rule of conduct. The word derives from the Latin word maximus, "greatest", via an expression maxima propositio, "greatest premise".
- Motto. A concise expression of motivation.
- Platitude. A flat, insipid, trite, or weak remark.
- Proverb. An expression of practical truth or wisdom.
- Quip. A witty or funny observation.
- Saw. A saying that is commonplace, longstanding and occasionally trite.
- Witticism. A smart saying, notable for its form or style rather than its content.