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What Is Your Favourite Motto / Quotation / Mantra?

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Tiddly Winks Profile
Tiddly Winks answered
My favourite saying is: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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Pamela Krueger
Pamela Krueger commented
Definitely one of my favorites also!
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I have always liked that one.
Becca McGee
Becca McGee commented
My favorite quote is the kind of love that is given away so easily, so stupidly is the kind of love that is never returned.
David Mattucci Profile
David Mattucci answered
My most helpful one is something a mentor once told me regarding stress:

"Whatever you do, don't do nothing."

This helps me when I have a big stack of things to do and I feel paralyzed and overwhelmed. This advice helps me to slowly eliminate my stack or at worst, keep it from piling up even more. By keeping this consistency, I am active until I can eliminate it.
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Anonymous
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This is a great quote; I recently tried to simplify my life by eliminating many activities, thinking this would help me to concentrate and prioritize-- I found myself not doing much of any thing even though I wanted to. I ended up doing much of nothing. I realized if I just follow through on those commitments first thing I can balance whatever I am doing. I will write this one down! Thanks
David Mattucci
David Mattucci commented
Yeah ktcre8tit. Same here. When I changed from Literature to Electrical Engineering, I did the same thing thinking it wise to 'focus on my studies.' I am realizing that even though I am keeping busy, I might be keeping too busy. I try so hard to get every one of my homework problems right that I lose time for practicing the other ones. In the end, I eliminate activities just to get all my homework done. Sometimes I even get a low grade in the class because I didn't spend enough time practicing. So I end up eliminating other activities for just about the same grade I could've received just by practicing what I did know. This semester I am trying not to sweat the one or two problems I can't figure out and just practice what I know and spend the extra time on myself so I don't feel stressed.
Anonymous
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M - you were here on Feb 11 and didn't stop by? Mercy!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Every day above 6ft is a good one.
J Stark Profile
J Stark answered
Take care of your body as if you will live forever - take care of your soul as if you will die tomorrow.
james cooper Profile
james cooper answered
One of the best things that was told to me a long time ago is: "pick your battles wisely".
Lynn Perie Profile
Lynn Perie answered
I like two mottoes as follows:
Different doesn't make it wrong, it just makes it different.
You can never unsay anything, choose all your words wisely.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Simply put, "Knowledge is power". Then on the flip side of the coin, "Ignorance is bliss", if you don't know what this means, here you go, if you're ignorant of something, say how to use the dictionary, this is easy for you to stay away from, and thus you can remain ignorant of all of the information it contains.

But once you open the dictionary, and start to learn from it, you are less and less ignorant, and are learning how to use the dictionary. Once you have all that information collected, you aren't ignorant of things like you once were, so now there is a whole wealth of information, and you know things aren't so easy out there in the world or universe.
There are indeed things out there that require attention, things that need to be done to make things better or easier, problem solving. After learning this, you can then sit back for a second, and wish that you didn't know what you know, because it was easier then, life was blissful.
Ayesha Yousuf Profile
Ayesha Yousuf answered
"two sorts of people have never enough, one who thurst for knowledgle and one who lust after riches."
I like this quotation very much and it is a fact, we all are here to gain and give the knowlege and we are all not satisfied wd our present status. We all want more money, am I right?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Miy favourite motto is "A mistake on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
Shanteeria Irby Profile
Shanteeria Irby answered
When you eliminate the impossible, however improbable, whatever remains must be the truth.

I love this quote, because basically it tells you to trust your instincts, if you suspect something no matter how small it is it must be what you fear the most. It's a smarter way of saying if you just trust your own judgement, you won't go wrong.
David Mattucci Profile
David Mattucci answered
This mantra/poem was my favorite for some time.

Thank God for dirty dishes
they have a tale to tell
while others may go hungry
we're eating very well
with food and health and happiness
I wouldn't want to fuss
for by this stack of evidence,
God's been good to us.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom yo know the difference.
Sean Profile
Sean answered
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into those I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Not a direct quote-- the reasonable man adapts to the world around him, the unreasonable man forces the world around him to adapt, so all progress for humanity was made by unreasonable man--George Bernard Shaw.
Angie Evans Profile
Angie Evans answered
" Do not ever look down upon someone unless you are giving them a hand up" I heard this some where and it has stuck because it is something I would think and practice.
tina whitney Profile
tina whitney answered
If what you are doing doesn't feel right then don't do it. Guilt is a terrible thing to live with.
David Tate Profile
David Tate answered
"Life is short so eat desert first". I also like "Directions are what you read to find out what went wrong".
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
"L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!" Fredrick The Great.

"Fortune is a god that rules men's lives." Aeschylus
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
One more: Remember that amateurs built the Ark ,professional the Titanic.
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Verta Conrad
Verta Conrad commented
Scary thought! People who didn't know what they were doing made something that stayed together no matter what, and the people that actually knew what they were doing, killed people by "doing what they do best"
dede Profile
dede answered
One favorite "motto" for me is something my mom said to me years ago and is one that I try to always use as a "guide" in my actions and choices.

"REGRET IS SO HARD TO LIVE WITH."
alikhan zulfi Profile
alikhan zulfi answered
I think life is a continues struggle for happiness and discarding misery and whenever I find myself in difficulty and fail to cope with circumstances, I repeat the following quotation
"I will fight against life till success!"
awawa tokyo Profile
awawa tokyo answered
I like- Never do the things that you don't want others do to you. This motto is my phylosophy of how I behave myself.
Rachel Profile
Rachel answered
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
- H.H.D.L. XIV
Robyn Rothman Profile
Robyn Rothman answered
"We have never made an effort to understand what is greatness in men and how to recognize it. We have come to hold, in a kind of mawkish stupor, that greatness is to be gauged by self-sacrifice. Self-sacrifice, we drool, is the ultimate virtue. Let's stop and think for a moment. Is sacrifice a virtue? Can a man sacrifice his integrity? His honor? His freedom? His ideal? His conviction? The honesty of his feelings? The independence of his thought? But these are a man's supreme possessions. Anything he gives up for them is not a sacrifice but an easy bargain. They, however, are above sacrifice to any cause or consideration whatsoever. Should we not, then, stop preaching dangerous and vicious nonsense? Self sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed It is the unsacrified self that we must respect in man above all."
Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
XiMing Gu Profile
XiMing Gu answered
Motto: You love what you do, then you can get what you love.

And Time is like a river,you cannot touch the same water twice,because the flow has passed will never pass again.

And don't let somebody become a priority in your life when you are just a opinion in their life,relationship works best when it is in balance.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I use this every day. " If you don't have the time to do it right the first time, when will you find the time to do it over?"
srikanth Profile
srikanth answered
Dreams are not what you see in sleep, dreams are the things which does n`t let you sleep.
anna de la rosa Profile
anna de la rosa answered
I love my job, I love my job, I love my job... OR

Happy place, happy place, let's all try to find that happy place...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
This is one of many favorites for me:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln
Verta Conrad Profile
Verta Conrad answered
"Never frown, you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile" it makes me happy to know that!^^ I like it! I don't know why, but I have ever since I first heard it, and, "It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you're not" it is me.... All the way, I will change for no one!^^
Mia Teeliumtrozzle Profile
'If you don't live by justice, then you will surely fail, at the end of all this woe, justice will prevail.' That is my motto for live. I made it up myself and it is a true and helpful saying.
Rob Meyer Profile
Rob Meyer answered
Every normal man must be tempted to spit on his hands hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.

In everything, moderation, including moderation.
MAITREYEE BANERJEE Profile
My favourite mantra is "dare to dream".it makes me optimistic and gives me power in my loneliness as I find my dreams as my road shower in dark.when I think that I have a beautiful power of dreaming which many people have not,then I feel a holly strength in my heart which helps me to work.
Jaime Garcia Profile
Jaime Garcia answered
Personally I like
"He who stands for nothing will fall for anything"
and

"True knowledge lies in knowing that you know nothing"
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. – H.L. Mencken

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. – Herbert Spencer

When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both. – James Dale Davidson

The welfare state reduces a citizen to a client, subordinates them to a bureaucrat, and subjects them to rules that are anti-work, anti-family, anti-opportunity and anti-property … Humans forced to suffer under such anti-human rules naturally develop pathologies. The evening news is the natural result of the welfare state. – Unknown
Alyssa Coleman Profile
Alyssa Coleman answered

I have so many favorite quotes, my favorite is simply "Stay strong."  Others include, "Keep your head up. Make them wonder how you're still smiling."

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

"Stay strong. A rainbow never comes without a little rain."

"Shoot me down, but I won't fall. I am titanium."

David Johnson Profile
David Johnson answered

I have looked through all the posts and i found some really good ones. I have no idea who said the motto I like, but it is ' everything what is done has its own reason' It is really true. Have you ever thought about 'what if..." and different was it now?

Mike Profile
Mike answered
I don't know who this is from, but my favorite is "If you come across a path with no obstacles, then it doesn't lead anywhere."

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