Words to Live By

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  1. kplamann

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    From my grandmother's familiy (in posterior Pomerania, formerly in Germany, now in Poland).

    A man is a man, even if he is sitting on the bedside and coughes.

    (Mann ist Mann, auch wenn er auf dem Bett sitzt und hustet.)
     
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  2. Paul in Colorado

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    And I heard it as "What you don't like in others is what you dislike most in yourself." And it's made me stop and think about the truth of a situation more then once.
     
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    Or if you were in earshot of the subject "burgers can't be cheesy."
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    "All things must pass" George Harrison.
     
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    You have 3 types of people

    Those who make things happen

    Those that watch things happen

    and those who wonder what happened...



    Once when I was at a friends house when we were kids and his grandmother was visiting.
    I guess we were getting a little rowdy and she looked at me and said

    "If you don't settle down I am going to give you what Patty gave the drum"

    I sort of looked over at my friend and he was like "A beating"...

    Yeah we joked about that for years..
     
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    Dad used to say "Never back a van up a foot more than you have to!"
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    "Have a good time, all the time" -Viv Savage
     
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    I thought it was a play on the common phrase, essentially saying a woman doesn't want to date a loser. Made sense to me.
     
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    When as a young boy, I'd tell my grandpa "I wish..."
    His response was always "Grandson, wish in one hand and sheet in the other. See which fills up first."
    Pretty good words to live by.
     
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    My dad used to "fracture" cliches all the time.....he would say things like, "A bird in the hand gathers no moss.", or "All things must pass the gravy, please." At the time I thought he was being ignorant, but later I decided he was just being funny.
     
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    "Don't step in that, that's dog poo."
     
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    That’s a mighty harsh view considering the human condition.
     
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    “Some days you’re the bug, some days you’re the windshield.”
     
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    My Favorites, & they are totally mine:
    "If at first you don't succeed, try & try again. Then give up & cut your losses."

    Life is a cruel joke God plays on dead people.

    You can't take my guns, but I'll gladly give you the bullets.

    Less is NOT more...less is just that...LESS.
     
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    When i complained my dad would say:
    Boy what makes you think life is fair.

    Guess he was right; but darn:confused:
     
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    Yes it is!
     
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    My favorite is from Paul Simon’s Old Friends/Bookends.
    It’s “Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.”
    Unforgettable, for me, anyways.
     
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    it's not bad weather, just bad gear.
     
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    "No good deed goes unpunished".

    Another one from Albert Einstein that guided my professional life and had great results:
    "Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler".
     
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    My uncle the plumber always warned me "Never eat the chocolate donuts at the parts house."

    When we had a wood working shop another one of my uncles was getting on to the guys about being wasteful. "You need to watch it! This wood don't grow on trees!"

    Another uncle would always say at quitting time. "Honey, it will be here tomorrow."
     
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