Some of my favorite pieces of advice came from working with the kids at the school-age program I ran oh so many years ago. Some of these are from the kids, some from my co-workers but all valuable just the same. Sometimes you don't need big fancy(or ugly)words to get your point across. It is amazing how simple but how relevant to life some of these statements are:
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to!"
"There is a difference between being a strong person and just being a bitch."
"You were given two ears and one mouth for a reason."
"Don't go out with your hair wet!"
"Worry about your own underpants!"
"Treat your friends in the same way that you would like to be treated."
The only two words keeping you from doing that are "I can't."
"If he smacks you, and then you turn around and smack him, is that going to solve the problem?"
"They can't chase you if you don't run!"
"A little bit of embarrassment goes a long way."
"Hate is a very strong word, make sure you mean it before you say it."
"Sometimes, your opinion is only important to you."
I had to throw in the one about going out with your hair wet just because that has always cracked me up. My grandma used to scream that at us as we left the house even if it was 90 degrees out. Words to live by I tell you!