We hear these things all the time and just assume they are words of wisdom until one really thinks about it or lives a while. Here's some common sayings and beliefs that are not very truthful... 1. Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. 2. Do what you love and the money will follow. 3. Nobody ever died of a broken heart. 4. You can be anyone you want to be. 5. Invest for the long term and you will be fine (always said at the brink of the bear market by stock brokers who didn't do their homework) 6. Slow and steady wins the race. 7. You'll get an ulcer if you worry too much. (Actually caused by a bug) 8. The pen is mightier than the sword. Any more you care to add to the list?