It's kinda funny but I saw my mom wrote the following on a piece of paper and place it in the living room's table.
Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
People who are generous are often attract wealth.
Sleep only for rest, do not sleep through laziness.
Genius does what it must, and talent does it can.
Life is too short for us to make it pretty or cheap.
Love the beautiful, desire the good, do the best.
We talk of killing time, while time quietly kills us.
Never risk more than you can afford to lose.
Success is often just an idea away.
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
It's rather interesting and somehow true about it. =)