Over a quarter (28%) of Brits value the wisdom that loved ones have passed on more than money, keepsakes or property, research released by Remember A Charity Week reveals.
The research will help launch this year's annual awareness week 12th - 18th September that encourages people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will.
The nationwide campaign asks people to share the wisdom that they would pass on to their younger self and raise awareness of the importance of charitable donations made through gifts left in Wills.
According to the 1,000 people polled 'Make the most of every day', 'Age is only a number' and 'Happiness takes us places that money never will' were the most popular phrases that the nation would most like to pass on to a loved one.
Ahead of the campaign over 500 quotes have been crowd sourced from charity supporters and celebrities alike. Notable supporters who contributed their words of wisdom include CMV Action's very own Patron Rufus Hound with 'be smart enough to realize how stupid you are'.
Plus other celebs such as Alan Sugar 'Don't worry if you make mistakes - they are the best way to learn', Bill Bryson 'Be kind, be decent and try to leave the world at least slightly better than you found it' and Gary Lineker's 'Don't head the ball in training'.
These words of wisdom have been put into a beautiful short film http://bit.ly/1udx4TI and you will hear Rufus' contribution at 1.48.
The Remember A Charity Week campaign is now encouraging the nation to leave their own words of wisdom and to share them on social media with the hashtag #mywisdom.
Director of Remember A Charity, Rob Cope said: "This Remember A Charity Week we want to encourage people to consider leaving a gift to a charity in their Will and pass on something as rich and powerful as the wonderful words of wisdom they share.
By making this donation they will be helping to leave behind a future they believe in.
The top ten phrases Brits would most like to pass on to a loved one have been revealed as:
Make the most of every day (46%)
Age is only a number (43%)
Happiness takes us places that money never will (36%)
Tomorrow's another day (35%)
Never judge a person til you've walked a mile in their shoes (34%)
Seize the day (33%)
Don't regret the things you didn't do (31%)
Rome wasn't built in a day (29%)
Smile and you will feel better (27%)
Life is not a rehearsal (24%)
This year’s annual Remember A Charity Week will take place from 12th– 18th September. The week is an opportunity to raise awareness that they can pass on something amazing by sharing their own #mywisdom and consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will.
To find out more visit: http://www.rememberacharity.org.uk