According to a survey by Daily Mail the greeting card company Clinton's Cards, the average mother passes on 41 major pieces of advice to her kids.  Here are the five most-popular:

1.)  Always try your best.

2.)  If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

3.)  Get an education.  No one can ever take that away from you.

4.)  Eat with your mouth closed.

5.)  If you don't ask, you don't get.