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What is your motto in life?

I am curious to know about everybody's motto in life, and compare that to my beliefs. Thank you.


  • Jun 8 2012: live to inspire!

    and sometimes its: "if it's not now, then when? and if it's not me, then who?", its an old Arabic saying, that really motivates me not to procrastinate, or leave the hard work for someone else! ;)

    good luck :D
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      Jun 8 2012: Dear Madiha,
      I thought it was an old Irish has merit for all of us:>)
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      Jun 10 2012: Great!
  • Jun 9 2012: "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do" -Bruce Lee
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    Jun 8 2012: 1. Nurture relationships: the rest of life takes care of itself.
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    Jun 8 2012: 1 - Relax, life is not that short.
    2 - Stay clear of oysters.
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    Jun 8 2012: my motto: don't reduce your life to a sentence
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      Jun 10 2012: My condolences regarding your failure to be true to your motto.
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    Jun 10 2012: to learn something new every day and to lessen the suffering of others
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    Jun 10 2012: Your focus determines your reality. (from Star Wars)
  • Jun 8 2012: Fill that which is empty....

    Empty that which is full....

    Scratch where it itches... ;-)
  • Jun 13 2012: life is not for money.
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    Jun 10 2012: Know God and enjoy Him.
  • Jun 10 2012: If you keep on doing what you have been doing, you are going to keep on getting the same results.
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    Jun 9 2012: Whatever you are into, it's okay. Just handle it and be cool..
  • Jun 8 2012: lol, well perhaps it is, I only know it from Arabic. Or perhaps its one of others that different cultures believe in..

    wouldn't disagree or disrespect, we're one world :)
    thx 4 the heads up ;)
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      Jun 9 2012: We are one world...all interconnected...good motto for life:>)
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        Jun 10 2012: That's a motto so precise as smart and true. I think you've explained it nicely with only six words!
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    Jun 8 2012: Hello again Antonela:>)
    If I am not part of the solution, I am part of the problem.
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      Jun 8 2012: I love it. Thanks for sharing!
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        Jun 8 2012: My pleasure to share...that is what we are here, on this earth to do...share...
        "We are not here to see through one another...we are here to see one another through"
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    Jun 8 2012: Thank you for the question. I feel that a motto must be stated in context.

    Humankind seems comprised of individuals, who collectively advance understanding of nature, or reality, or what-is. Our share of some 6 trillion historical and current man-years is our brief life, perhaps 80 years. Before one’s life is over, will he/she conform to a factional cause or fulfill his/her potential to contribute to humankind?

    In this context, my motto is: develop the character to act; with kindness, humility, and focus.
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    Jun 9 2012: I really did some introspection based on your question, and I have decided that it is most likely "you catch more flies with sugar than with vinegar!"
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    Jun 9 2012: I am free not because I have choices, but I am free because I rely on God with quality assured!
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    Jun 9 2012: To help.
  • Jul 8 2012: Always get in the last word ;-)
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    Jul 8 2012: always give the product of your greatest potential.
  • Jul 6 2012: Just close your eyes, and jump.
  • Jul 6 2012: You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

    Abe Lincoln
  • Jul 6 2012: He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan
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    Jul 5 2012: If I examine th evidence of my life, it is not always the lofty motto I would choose. I often appear to resort to "try harder".