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What motto do you live by?

Another question that I asked myself and now I am asking you. Thanks for sharing

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    Sep 6 2012: Here's mine.

    "Never live life by a motto."

    That being said, I'm a big collector of quotes and have several that are my favorites. Here's one: "Act yourself into a right way of thinking."
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      Sep 6 2012: Good one Eric.....it reminds me.....

      "Your life is not what happens to you...'It's what you make of what happens to you!"
      (Dr. Paul Pearsall, Ph.D)
    • Sep 6 2012: hey Eric

      When I was a student I had every possible quote on my student-room, my flat-mates were making fun out of that. I put some even in the kitchen and in the living room, there were everywhere.
      in the end of the year they bought me a Quote book... 10 years after that I received another Quote book as a Christmas gift from another friend.

      Now I collect them in my PC,

      I have got something for your "never live life by a motto" - here it is: "unexamined life is not worth living"
      There must be something that gets us out of bed, don't you think so?

      in many cases, even if there is nothing to get me out of bed, I fake it till I make it.
      so "Fake it till you make it" was another quote on my wall :-)
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    Sep 6 2012: "Know Thyself"
  • Sep 6 2012: First I thank God my feet are over the ground and not under and then I go out and live the Life to the fullest.

    LIVE THE LIFE TO THE FULLEST that is the motto.

    If experience has taught me anything, it's that nothing is free and living isn't easy.
    the world isn't a place with sunshine and rainbows, it is very mean and nasty place.
    Life can beat me to my knees and keep me there permanently, if I let it happen.
    Absolutely nobody can hit as hard as life. It is not about how tough I am it is about how hard I can get hit,
    and still keep moving forward.

    Meantime I think that there are so many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet they will not be able (or are not allowed) to take initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.

    I do believe that the very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of live comes from our encounters with a new experience and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon for each day to have a new and different sun.

    I have come to live the life to the fullest
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    Sep 6 2012: seek the truth..speak the truth..
    • Sep 6 2012: Truth to be told:

      have we ever been able to handle the truth?
      can we handle the truth now?
      will we ever be able to handle the truth?

      When was the last time we handled the truth?

      What is true?
      Who decides what is true and what is not true?
      how can we say this is truth and this is not truth?

      Truth to be told, the truth was never allowed to be told. if it was allowed, we wouldn't have secrets.
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        Sep 6 2012: Edwin,

        Truth be told,

        truth simplifies and clarifies all things and brings great peace.

        It was my father's counsel to me.

        The second part was

        and always do the right thing..never worry what anyone else thinks if you know in your heart it is right

        Now that I am in my sagesse I know that it is really in seeking the truth that this peace and clarity and simplicity comes (edited 9/8/12)

        That truth absolute truth is never something spoken by us but rather speaks itself when we give it room to speak.by being present in the moment without need attachment ego fantasy or desire..trying to actually let the moment fill itself, tell its own story, trying to see what is actually there undistorted ..
    • Sep 6 2012: The truth sets us free!
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    Sep 6 2012: Hi Charlotte:>)
    I have several......one at the top of the list is...
    "If we're not part of the solution, we're part of the problem"

    That being said.....I have to go back to painting my house if I want to be part of THAT solution....just took a break:>)
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      Sep 6 2012: Before you wash up I have a few things that need a touch up ... no need for both of us getting messy.

      We have seen this question before .. I like yours and would add .... return with honor.

      Bob.
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        Sep 6 2012: I have another favorite one Bob...

        "Everything starts with a dream"

        LOL! Truly sorry I cannot help you out Bob....I got cleaned up before checking in here. We had to quit early because of a thunder storm. I was NEVER so happy to see an approaching thunder storm in my whole life!!! I'm getting too old for painting houses!!! Luckily, I have a couple young men to do the ladder work...I'm just doing the easy stuff:>)
    • Sep 6 2012: Thanks , I love it!
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    Sep 6 2012: I have a few mottoes
    e.g.
    Never give up, never give in (when appropriate)
    Grace under pressure; less stuff more living; there is no such thing as stress; we are all caught between instinct and reason; think damn it; you can drop the attitude, it’s only a shop
    This too shall pass (mostly)

    And every day I try to think what would make my wife happy
  • Sep 6 2012: It’s impossible to fail, as long as you never quit
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    Sep 6 2012: Love your God, love your woman, love your family and friends; love your enemies.
  • Sep 12 2012: Knowledge is free.
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    Sep 8 2012: "From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other -above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” This has been credited to Albert Einstein and is one of my recent favorites
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    Sep 8 2012: live. help others live.
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    Sep 7 2012: It is better to live one day as a lion... than 10,000 years as a lamb
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    Sep 6 2012: Nil Carborundum Illigitimii.
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      Sep 6 2012: Wait, what?
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          Sep 6 2012: "Wait" means pause the progression momentarily. "What" means I failed to process your communication. I am asking you to pause the progression momentarily because I failed to process your statement to the point of understanding. To die is to cease living. Your motto is cease living before you cease living?
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        • Sep 6 2012: Ed, I too am a bit confused ... I am convinced that as I type this reply I am alive ! Thanks anyway for your response.
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          Sep 7 2012: Far out Man!