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What Is Your Personal Motto?

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  1. deathmetal

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    Everyone needs a motto.

    "Be sure you're right, then go ahead." - Davy Crockett

    "Who dares wins." - the SAS

    "Prove it if you can." - every politician ever!!

    What's yours?

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
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    Sta Rectus, Sta Celcus, Sta Fortis

    Stand right, stand strong, stand tall.

    Words I try to live by, though I typically fall short.

    "Following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked."
    U. Utah Phillips
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    Occam's Razor - the simplest explanation is usually the right one.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    In a world where you can be anything ... be yourself.

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    Growing old may be mandatory, but growing up is optional!

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    So it goes.
    ~ Kurt Vonnegut

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    One day at a time

    Hobbyist Pipemaker - Carmette Pipes
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    "Fuck em "

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    Do whatcha gotta do and get it done

    Life is precious, cherish it

    I'm an expert in my own opinion
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    Never stop learning.

    Ethics are not flexible.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Every person deserves to be loved, cherished even. We are called to love our earth cohabitants, though it may suck at times.

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    It don't come easy.................... GH.................

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
    Willy Wonka
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    Ride for the brand.

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    Shit happens

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    "It's only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye."

    And

    Carpe Diem

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    Just a morning prayer.

    Dear Lord, grant me patience and I want it now.

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    Everything happens for a reason weather you understand or not

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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    Resilience beats all

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” - Albert Einstein
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    We have found the Enemy and they is us.Pogo

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    "fac recte, nil time"

    Do Right, Fear Nothing.

    My old school (King Edward VII, Sheffield) motto.

    "Pour y parvenir"

    Strive To Attain

    My second school (Lady Manners, Bakewell) motto.

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
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    "More bacon please"

    "Once you go down the Lakeland path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
    -Apologies to Master Yoda
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    If you don't want me to pee on the carpet, stop moving the houseplants.

    Michael
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    Chahta Sia Hoke! I am Choctaw!

    "From tempers be it known that we are warm in the fields of battle and cool in the hours of debate"

    - Pushmataha, Choctaw Chief
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    Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
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    Can't ain't a word !

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    I'm ok with it, until I'm not.

    Most of the time pertaining to my BS tolerance and drama.

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    "Everything will be okay, in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

    I've been saying this for at least 20 years, and recently found out that Ed Sheeran stole my motto!
    But actually, both Paulo Coelho and John Lennon were attributed with saying it in the 60's (well before I was born). Perhaps I heard it when I was young, and it stuck in the back of my mind.
    Regardless, I still like it.

    In everyday conversation, I tend to distill it down to something like "It'll work out," or "It'll be fine," or "She'll buff out," etc. Same sentiment.

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    No one get's out of these blues alive - John Lee Hooker

    ww

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    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The Happiest People Don't Have The Best Of Everything - They Just Make The Best Of Everything They Have.

    So Dick Clark finally dies on the year we're not supposed to have a New Year's Eve. Well played Mayans........., well played.

    A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!

    “Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: 'No man should have so much.' The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: 'All men should have so much.'” - Phelps Adams

    “The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.” – Daniel Webster

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

    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." Mark Twain

    "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." – Groucho

    "Ineptocracy" A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

    IF: You cannot be trusted with the right to own a gun, THEN: You cannot be trusted with the right to vote.

    We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
    ~Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
    ~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

    Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
    ~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician

    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
    ~Oscar Ameringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."

    I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them".
    ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

    “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.” – Adolf Hitler

    "Ever notice that if conservatives don't like something they just don't do it or do something else instead, and let others decide for themselves. But if a liberal doesn't like something, he wants to make sure that nobody else can do it at all."--- Harv Gryttenholm

    "The difference between stupid and genius is that genius has its limits."--- Albert Einstein

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    Those are mottos?

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    Question Everything!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    Die Vorsehug Gottes ist euer Erbe

    The providence of God is your inheritance.

    "The value of tobacco is best understood when it is the last you possess, and there is no chance of getting more."
    Bismark
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    Nullum prandium gratuitum.

    There is no free lunch.

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    Honi soit qui mal y pense. (Shame on those who think badly of it)

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Also: Don't let the bastards get you down, in English or Latin.

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    Be the kind of person that my dog thinks I am.

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    "Quando omni flunkus, moritati"

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    Such is life.

    Not really; I don't have a motto, but that's a saying I enjoy saying when appropriate.

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    philobeddoe beat me to the punch on a Kurt Vonnegut favorite, so I'll add a second Vonnegut:

    Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

    Great words to remember when everything feels like shit.

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    John, so you are of the Order Of The Garter too eh?

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    "If you are not prepared to die, you are not living right."

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    I have a few that I live by

    "F--k em if they can't take a joke"

    "You only live once so enjoy life while you're here"

    I'd rather regret things I've done than wonder about the things I didn't

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    Been there, done that, screwed it up.

    Abbot of the Apostles of St. Bruno
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    Trust everyone, but always cut the cards.

    "I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."
    Johnny Carson
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    It is better to get than to receive.

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    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. And the corollary: that which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

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    chill

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    "Don't be a dick."

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    There are two kinds of people. Stupid or ignorant you can cue ignorance. Shel

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    The word is cure. Shel

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    Only stupid and ignorant?! Where the F do you live?! You should move!

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    Bene vixit qui latuit (one who lives unnoticed lives well) - Ovidio

    Trust was a nice guy, but Don't Trust was better.

    Money doesn't give happiness, but all the remainder.

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    Never, never give up!


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
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    Measure twice, cut once.

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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    The word is cure. Shel

    That was stupid.

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    Those are mottos?

    Sure. Just as much as the quote from Davy Crockett from the OP!

    But if you really want a motto:

    "Not to understand a man's purpose does not make HIM confused!

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    Here is another good motto:

    The difference between a Wise Man and a Fool is the Wise Man knows more than he tells whereas the Fool tells more than he knows!

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    Procrastinate Later

    Procrastinate Later. - I'll say this one day!
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    Better to keep your mouth shut and seem a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

    "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
    Benjamin Franklin
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    "Love divorced from truth is the worst form of hate"

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    tmb152, that seems like a fairly unwieldy set of mottoes.

    For me, just two:

    Fiat justitia ruat cælum

    and

    I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

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    This too shall pass

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    I'd much rather hang out with a fun idiot, than an intelligent asshole.

    It's not much of a motto, but really most of these aren't.

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    "...beware the fury of a patient man."
    John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681)

    "CAVE FVROREM PATIENTIS - ...beware the fury of a patient man."
    John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681)
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    "I'd much rather hang out with a fun idiot, than an intelligent asshole."

    Michael, I think you should have the pick of either camp on this forum

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    You can't stumble if you're standing still.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I kind of like:


    You suffer (but why?)

    Very Zen.

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    Do unto others before they do unto you.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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