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Offline morningstar

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #300 on: January 01, 2011, 05:06:15 AM »
"Never forgive, never forget"

"If you want something done right do it yourself"

"If at first you don't succeed destroy all evidence you tried"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #301 on: January 12, 2011, 03:29:49 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #302 on: January 14, 2011, 12:56:53 PM »
"Live happily!" --Domenico Scarlatti

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #303 on: January 26, 2011, 08:27:23 AM »
Never ever give up!  :)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #304 on: January 26, 2011, 07:56:38 PM »
Never hold back a fart
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #305 on: January 30, 2011, 07:23:57 PM »
"One hopes, never expects; so one gets surprises, not disappointments"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #306 on: April 05, 2011, 05:12:02 PM »
*There are two kind of tasks; The easy ones and the impossible ones. What's the difference? The impossible ones takes a little more time.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #307 on: April 05, 2011, 09:45:17 PM »
Think green, love purple.  8)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #308 on: April 14, 2011, 01:55:50 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #309 on: April 14, 2011, 01:58:57 PM »
I know I am going to regret answering this, but what exactly are buns??

Here in jolly England, they are something you eat.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #310 on: April 14, 2011, 03:30:13 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #311 on: April 14, 2011, 03:37:17 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #312 on: April 14, 2011, 05:07:31 PM »
"Be diligent,Be honest and serve God persistently"

Thats my motto ;)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #313 on: April 14, 2011, 06:44:59 PM »
Here are a couple of very subtle clues:

I wear them on the hindside of my legs, right below my back. 
They "fill out" the back of my jeans, right below my belt.
And, finally, I tend to sit upon them day after day, for hours upon hours.



Oh, you mean buttocks
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #314 on: April 14, 2011, 07:26:14 PM »
          

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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #315 on: April 23, 2011, 04:20:00 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #316 on: June 24, 2011, 08:06:06 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #317 on: June 25, 2011, 05:03:03 AM »
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #318 on: June 25, 2011, 03:24:45 PM »
When you go to the bed with a woman, you help each other to take your clothes off. On the other day, you dress up yourself.


Meaning: No one helps you once you're fucke'd
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #319 on: June 25, 2011, 11:38:06 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #320 on: June 26, 2011, 12:50:59 AM »
You hang out with the wrong people.

I don't hang out.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #321 on: July 02, 2011, 12:04:01 PM »
Unlike some people, I follow my mottos very, very personally and closely lol...

"You only live once."

"Stand up and fight."

"You'll never know until you try."


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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #322 on: July 03, 2011, 10:25:54 PM »
believe half of what you see, and nothing of what they tell you

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #323 on: August 09, 2011, 01:21:40 AM »
I don't want gifts and rewards yet, cause the show ain't over till the fat lady sings! ;D
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #324 on: August 12, 2011, 11:12:06 AM »
You're never too old. Never put a limit on anything you have a yearning or a passion for.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #325 on: August 12, 2011, 08:36:50 PM »
"No day but today"

Yeah, I know, from a musical! I should be lynched  ;)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #326 on: August 24, 2011, 09:36:31 PM »
Hey!

One line that has always stuck with me, but I always kinda associated with youth and love but I suppose it describes me well enough is from a Jeff Buckley song (there's a few variations of it throughout the song). "Too young to hold on but too old to break free and run." Sometimes I'm think I'm crazy to be doing what I'm doing but at the same time, I'm too old to try anything else nor do I really want to.

Also my friend from college used to say this and it's kinda true: "Expect the worst. You may be pleasantly surprised." Helps with exam results and job interviews for me.

And to finish, I'm slowly learning "don't bite off more than you can chew" in terms of how much I expect to get done each day.


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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #327 on: September 02, 2011, 03:45:42 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #328 on: September 08, 2011, 01:51:05 AM »
"Life is too short to be small" - B. Disraeli, British Prime Minister

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #329 on: October 04, 2011, 08:20:09 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #330 on: October 16, 2011, 11:48:50 AM »
Persevere.
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«Reply #331 on: October 25, 2011, 03:30:35 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #332 on: October 25, 2011, 06:30:56 PM »
"Must.  Become.  Bach."

 :P  <------  That's a parched guy with his tongue hanging out, going across a huge terrain:  "water" ...  "please.  water"  His voice is scratchy.


Don't worry, he's fine.  He's just being dramatic ... *sweeps the guy up into a dustpan*

*feeds him to the honey hamster*

Okay, so, not everything in this post is real, but one thing is!

Mother of no mercy! ;D
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #333 on: October 27, 2011, 12:48:55 AM »
persevere, practice, patience
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #334 on: October 27, 2011, 01:03:46 AM »
I have two:

1. My indecision is final, I think.

2. Give me ambiguity or give me something else ....

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #335 on: October 27, 2011, 01:15:27 AM »

2. Give me ambiguity or give me something else ....

Give me liberty or Give me Death!
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #336 on: October 29, 2011, 01:53:24 AM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #337 on: October 30, 2011, 02:13:18 PM »
Here's a few of my favourites:

"Your ticket to the future is always blank."
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." (as famously said by James Dean)
"Don't let people step on you lest you fancy yourself the life of a door mat."
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #338 on: November 04, 2011, 03:02:46 AM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #339 on: November 04, 2011, 03:14:39 AM »
"There's a little bit of truth in everything." - Mark Alznauer, my bro in law

"Everything is a trade off." - Mark Alznauer

"The three main food groups are oreos, coke, and lard." - Mike Decker, my other bro in law

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #340 on: November 04, 2011, 03:47:49 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #341 on: November 08, 2011, 06:01:40 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #342 on: November 09, 2011, 02:55:24 AM »
think for yourself, question authority

this too shall pass

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #343 on: November 09, 2011, 03:05:24 AM »
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #344 on: February 05, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #345 on: February 06, 2012, 12:10:48 AM »
Sound like the opposite of the "Just do it!" motto.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #346 on: February 06, 2012, 12:19:48 AM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #347 on: February 06, 2012, 04:08:27 AM »
I don't think Nike would be able to fit all that on a t-shirt.

Do you need to put your heart into performing?  A lot of the pros I've seen are businesslike about it.  Maybe it's real, maybe it's acted.  I've usually been a little disappointed when I've learned more about what they do, how they do it, etc.  They lose their air of awe with me.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #348 on: February 06, 2012, 04:43:02 AM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #349 on: February 07, 2012, 01:02:55 AM »
Disappointing when I've realized what they were actually doing was simpler than what they appeared to be doing.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."