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What's your motto? Is it helpful to you? or just isolated from your life?

Quite many people have their own motto.
Actually, I don't have any specific motto right now.
Even though I have my own conviction, I think motto is in itself not "that" useful to me.
And sometimes it just sounds like lofty, but not practical.

I want to know your personal motto and how it has influenced your life.

:D

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    Jan 13 2012: Over the main door to my home I have a sign that is to remind all members of the family one very important thing.

    RETURN WITH HONOR

    If each of us would deal with honor in our lives, at work, play, or socially it would define us as a person. I believe this to be practical and serve as a model to all who enter our home.

    If you find this acceptable I would be "honored" to share this with you. Best wishes. Bob
    • Jan 13 2012: Hi, Robert
      Your motto is really Inspiring.

      Like you said, I often want to be honored to do something.
      Some people have misunderstanding of "honor"--they think it's shallow and superficial.
      But this word is only could understood by the people who respect it's worthiness.

      "Die for honor."
      Sounds like a bit ridiculous, but I love this phrase--I'm not sure if I could die for honor, btw.

      Honor is a part of the beauty of my life, too.

      Thanks for sharing!:)
  • Jan 10 2012: “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
    Bruce Lee
    • Jan 11 2012: Wow, inspiring!
      You know what?You and I have a very similar attitude :)
      But the difference between us is: You call yourself "water"
      I call myself "clay"
      I love flexibility, but there has to be at least a shape.

      Great comment! Thanks
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    Jan 9 2012: my motto is: if you can summarize your life strategy to one sentence, you are in trouble
    • Jan 11 2012: Somehow very impressive!
      I like the Implicative meaning of your motto and it sounds awesome:)
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    Jan 9 2012: I don't think I have a proper motto, but sometimes when the situation is crucial I say to myself: "Carpe diem", translated from Latin as "Seize the day". It means for me nothing is important, so go and do it, there is nothing to fear!
    • Jan 11 2012: Yeah, "Carpe diem"... a famous and common quotation, but always meaningful!

      Thanks for sharing your story!:)
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    Jan 9 2012: Reduce suffering

    Its been the means I have decided to live thru crappy days
    • Jan 11 2012: Hi, russell

      I don't know what's your story, but cheer up! :D
      Just try to look on bright side of your life.
      Then your life wouldn't be 'that' bad.

      Best,
      Elizabeth