"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be"

Priority request: quote by Abraham Lincoln.

"all's fair in love and war"

used to describe a situation in which people do not follow the usual rules of behavior and do things that are normally considered unfair -- merriam-webster.com

“two wrongs don’t make a right”

Request: Something my father used to say. Now I find myself repeating it to my own children

"don't spoil it with thinking"

As spiritual students, we know thinking is overrated, but how much so?

"too many cooks spoil the broth"

Request: "said when there are too many people involved in trying to do the same thing, so that the final result will not be good" – dictionary.cambridge.org

"It's better to be alone than with the wrong person"

Request: Recontextualization for single people.

"lend money to a friend, lose both friendship and money"

Request: A proverb. I learned it the hard way.

"don't work hard, work smart"

Working hard has its nose to the grindstone and doesn't see the bigger picture.

statement: everyone has a vice

‘He has all of the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.’ - Winston Churchill. (This quote calibrates at 490).

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

Attributed to motivational speaker Zig Ziglar.

one hand washes the other

The phrase is similar to other proverbs, such as "one good turn deserves another" and "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." The saying suggests that working together, two can accomplish what one can't. It can also connote the idea of graft and corruption -- waywordradio.com

"Release the Heaven in your heart"

Request: My grandpa's favorite saying. Never met him because he passed away in a car crash right before I was born.

"stay in your lane"

An integrous boundary thing.

"good things come to those who wait"

A more or less anonymous quote that is widely used to encourage people to have patience with things they are trying to accomplish instead of forcing it -- poemanalysis.com

“Do what makes you happy”

Pretty good life advice.