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  1. #1
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    Default Words of Wisdom You Have Been Taught

    Let's share 'em!

    My mother is a very wise woman. I pray I'm half the woman she is someday. These came from her:

    --When In Doubt, Don't.

    --Never settle for second best.

    --I would rather go through life wanting what I don't have, than having what I don't want.

    next!
    Last edited by ChocoMare; Aug. 26, 2011 at 05:22 PM.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- "When they try to tell you these are your Golden years, don't believe 'em.... It's rust."



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    A CEO of a company I worked for had a great one:

    You can be cold, wet, tired and miserable or you can just be cold, wet and tired. The choice is up to you.

    I've changed the words a lot of times and used it!



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    Good one 4Martini.

    One from my mother that I find holds very true:

    "You are judged by the company you keep."



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    The above ones are so true!

    My dad always drove home that you often say more by speaking less.



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    Epic statement from my last boss:

    "It's not your fault, but it is your problem."
    "The nice thing about memories is the good ones are stronger and linger longer than the bad and we sure have some incredibly good memories." - EverythingButWings



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    I recall a pearl of Panda Express Fortune Cookie wisdom:

    Those with no expectations will never be disappointed.

    Take it as you wish.
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
    lies with in us. - Emerson



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    "Never say anything in anger or passion that you can't be accountable for tomorrow".

    Amazing that I haven't bitten clear through my tongue by now!
    Kanoe Godby
    www.dyrkgodby.com
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.



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    Default from A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck

    A stunning read by the way.

    Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth closed!
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton



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    "The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them." ...
    - Maya Angelou

    The one I fall back on most often: "Never make a promise you can't keep."
    I will try, I will work on it, I will hope, I'll even pray if you want (and I'm agnostic), but I will not promise what I can't deliver. I can't promise it will get better. I think it will, I hope it will, and I will stand by you to the end, but I can't promise if it's out of my control.
    "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." -Douglas Adams



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    1. Treat others as you want to be treated.
    2. The appearance of wrong doing is sometimes more damaging than the wrong doing itself
    3 If you would be ashamed if Jesus or Daddy walked in on you doing something DON"TDO IT.
    4.Birds of a feather flock together.

    These are just a few from my folks.
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    She may not have changed the stars from their courses, but she loved a good man, and she rode good horses….author unknown



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    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. (My Grandmother)

    Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.



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    Smile

    Don't sweat the small stuff. I teach 8th graders, and I choose my battles. If no one is bleeding or near death in my class, I tend to ignore it. However, if someone is name calling-bullying-I handle it right away. I also use this philosophy when waiting in line, if someone cuts me off when driving, I think to myself that it really does not matter in the long run. I've had times in the check out line when my check won't go through-too many lines on the check design, and just take a deep breath and say to myself-"this is not a really big deal." Sometimes it works, and sometimes I grab a drink when I get home.
    Life is great when you can hug a horse.



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    "No matter what happens in your life, never lose your sense of humor".

    From my Dad, who I lost when I was 14 years old.

    This has served me well.



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    "Never run through a harp."

    Oh, were they supposed to be serious?

    Still good advice, though!

    NJR
    Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does.



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    From my mom and so very true....
    "life isn't fair"

    And from one of my undergrad professors
    "maybe they are doing the best they can"
    Makes one far more tolerant of others.

    From the bumper sticker
    Sh** Happens

    From Gandhi
    "be the change you would like to see in the world"

    From a guy on my ski team when I was an undergrad
    "the sooner you get behind, the more time you have to get caught up!!!!"



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    From my grandfather, who spent his life working blue collar jobs after WWII and immigrating to America ended his education at a well known European university: "Don't ever think the other guy, the one behind the counter or running a machine, is dumb."

    From one of my 4H advisors in high school: "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle."

    BES
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    Always make the decisions you can go to bed with.
    A proud friend of bar.ka.



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    My mother said to all of her daughters (those of us who have kids). "You are not a bad parent if you want time away from your child".

    From a former boss (CEO of a hospital and parent) when I gave birth "You will never sleep soundly again".

    "You can charm someone for 15 minutes, after that you better know something". Unknown.

    "Always be a lifelong learner". My father. Who was up until the day he died suddenly at the age of 74.



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    "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happend" Dr. Seuss

    "Common sense isn't so common" voltaire

    "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference"

    "He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill

    “It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” Grace Murray Hopper

    "Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil."
    Niccolo Machiavelli

    and because its funny

    I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
    Winston Churchill



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    Howard Franklin-Donna, You just have to look at it as entertainment. (whenever anything corporate or personal was driving me crazy)



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