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post #31 of 56
Mine are:

What does not kill you, makes you stronger
and
Do unto others as ye would have done unto you
oh and a couple more:
This too shall pass
One day at a time
post #32 of 56
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth your while.

I love this when I am around angry, negative, rude people - it is so true! Ha!
post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by lnbandcats View Post
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth your while.
Ha! I love it!

Mine is "It's better to beg forgiveness than ask for permission." I can be sort of an enfante terrible at times ...

Mine is also "No regrets." I found that I was regretting a lot of things I had done or hadn't done in my life, and that I was spending more time worrying about these things, and the things I can't change or fix, than I was spending actually living my life. In the end, I decided to forgive myself for the mistakes I've made and the opportunities I've missed, and just to allow myself to enjoy my life regret-free.
post #34 of 56
A few, depending on the circumstances:

Cross each bridge when you come to it (meaning don't stress out about what if's).

For people making speeches or writing reports - be brief, be bright, be gone!

For people complaining about their kids - cats are easier!

And of course - waste not, want not!
post #35 of 56
A lot of my favourite sayings or quotes are by (or attributed to) Gandhi. I think my favourite ones are "Be the change you want to see in the world", "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" and "Nobody can hurt me without my permission"

I think the saying I live up to most, however, is "Dull women have immaculate houses". I'm certainly not dull
post #36 of 56
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Mine are:

What does not kill you, makes you stronger
and
Do unto others as ye would have done unto you
oh and a couple more:
This too shall pass
One day at a time
Wow Katie, those are all I can use right now........
post #37 of 56
The family motto is "J'ai bonne esperance" (I have great hope).

I don't really have any personal mottos though I've always been fond of "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" or "Always wear clean underwear" (in general, always be prepared, but I wasn't a Boy Scout so that can't be my motto)

And I once read in a book, though cannot remember what book, about someone's mother always telling them when things went wrong that if it wouldn't matter five years from now, it doesn't matter. Keeps you from being upset about stuff you won't even remember next week, like "this too shall pass"
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Wow Katie, those are all I can use right now........
post #39 of 56
"Life is too short to drink cheap beer", meaning we all deserve the best.

"You call me a b*tch like it's a bad thing". Funny how strong women with strong opinions are often called that. I take it as a compliment.
post #40 of 56
I have several quotes stuck around my cube at work that I try to keep in mind. My two favorites, though, are

"Never place a period where God has placed a comma."
and
"If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you."
post #41 of 56
don't panic
post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
don't panic
Is it written in large friendly letters?
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Is it written in large friendly letters?
Time to re-read those.

Across the top of my computer monitor is this, passed on to me by a good friend (the very person, in fact, who introduced me to the Hitchhiker books)...

"When you have a whole mess of things to do, do one of them first"

It helps maintain perspective when everything is happening at once.
post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Is it written in large friendly letters?
post #45 of 56
I have one that comes from a Keith Anderson song. "The clothes don't make the man."
post #46 of 56
And I also believe that "God never closes one door without opening another." Remember hearing it while watching one of my favorite movies Fried Green Tomatoes. and I used to hear my grandma say you can love a person and still not like what they do.
post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Is it written in large friendly letters?
And do you know where your towel is?!?!?
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
And do you know where your towel is?!?!?
Oh yes... it's in the trunk of my car, and it's come in handy on more than one occasion.
post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
don't panic
Definitely!!!! And my towel is in the bathroom

I have a couple..........

"I find me funny and that's what's important".......meaning enjoy what you're doing even if you enjoy it in a different way than others intended. I have a quirky sense of humour and often get weird looks in response to comments I think are funny. I used to get stressed about not saying the right thing, but now....meh, why worry.

"If you drop your car keys into a river of molten lava, let them go....because, man, they're GONE!" ................meaning you can only control what's to come, not what is done, so let the past stay behind you.

And, my mom always said this to me and it did make me feel better when I was worrying about something I had to do, exams or whatever:
"You can only do your best".........meaning just that....if you try your best, you shouldn't feel bad if the outcome isn't perfect or what you wanted because you did everything you could.
post #50 of 56
not again
post #51 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mirinae View Post
Mine is also "No regrets." I found that I was regretting a lot of things I had done or hadn't done in my life, and that I was spending more time worrying about these things, and the things I can't change or fix, than I was spending actually living my life. In the end, I decided to forgive myself for the mistakes I've made and the opportunities I've missed, and just to allow myself to enjoy my life regret-free.
I think you and I might actually be the same person...

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Originally Posted by urbantigers View Post
A lot of my favourite sayings or quotes are by (or attributed to) Gandhi. I think my favourite ones are "Be the change you want to see in the world", "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" and "Nobody can hurt me without my permission"
Ghandi is a man whom I try to emulate as much as possible. Just about every quote I've ever read of his makes me think, `YES! That's what I've been trying to say all this time'

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Originally Posted by Tavia'smom View Post
and I used to hear my grandma say you can love a person and still not like what they do.
My mum used to say that a lot - and it's SO true.

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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
not again


These are great everyone!! Keep `em coming!
post #52 of 56
Sarah, I'm quite glad someone actually knew what I was referring to!

I saw a bumper sticker today that said "I hope God gives you double what you wish for me" which made me stop and think a second. It's a neat sentiment and reminds you not to wish ill for others (esp driving, though not a big issue for me!)
post #53 of 56
I have a few:

1. To each their own.

2. Worry about tomorrow when it comes.

3. You can't control what people do or say, but you can change how you react to it.

4. Don't dwell on the past.
post #54 of 56
Thread Starter 
Ohhh I forgot my all-time favourite:

`Never cry over spilled milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent upon spilling it'

I LOVE that.
post #55 of 56
never let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life.
post #56 of 56
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Sarah, I'm quite glad someone actually knew what I was referring to!

I saw a bumper sticker today that said "I hope God gives you double what you wish for me" which made me stop and think a second. It's a neat sentiment and reminds you not to wish ill for others (esp driving, though not a big issue for me!)
Awww... I think thats great- if I had a car I'd want that bumper sticker
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