It turns out Winnie the Pooh has some pretty profound and worthwhile lessons to teach us. Take a look at the many wise words he’s shared over the years, and encourage the Best Man to use some in his speech. Much better than those awkward stag-do tales…
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside…”
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””
“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
“You can’t always sit in your corner of the forest and wait for people to come to you… you have to go to them sometimes.”
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh.
“There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you don’t stop thinking about yesterday.”