My Dear Mom, God rest her soul, was a person that had many "sayings".
I remember one time, I was really mad about something, was going off complaining and acting crazy. My mom walked over to me and put her arm around me and said, "Well, it's better to be pissed on, than to be pissed on."
She made me look strangely at her, and I laughed. Helped me get over whatever I was mad about... Because it was something trivial. I was only 15 at the time.