Words to Live By

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  1. eclecticsynergy

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    Cowboy wisdom:


    Always drink upstream from the herd.

    You can't see much of the trail 'til you start riding.

    Remember, sometimes silence is the best answer.

    Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

    Don't judge folks by their relatives.

    Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway.

    You can't unsay a cruel word.

    Never corner somethin' that's meaner than you.

    The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every morning.
     
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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut.
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I don’t get past number one. I like nice shoes.
     
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    This applies to a lot more than the military, though that's where I learned it -

    "Every battle plan is perfect, right up until the first shot."

    Yup.
     
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    You can't fix stupid.
    Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you've right.
    We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing.
    Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    Pull my finger.
     
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    To follow up:
    "Plans are made to be broken."
     
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

    ― John Wayne "The Shootist"

    I saw this movie as a young man, and these words have stuck with me.
     
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    85% of life is just showing up...
     
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    When I was younger I worked with a drug treatment organization whose motto was, "There is no alternative to the confrontation with reality." That one has been a touchstone through out my life.
     
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    Instead of worrying or complaining about what you don't have be thankful for what you do have.
     
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    Life is a shi@rt sandwich, and everyday, you take another bite ...
     
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    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    The opposite is very hard to take, someone who will not admit fault or failure and will go to great lengths to try to prove they are right, when it is a completely lost cause. Admit your failure and move on, otherwise you are just wasting time...and making a fool of yourself.
     
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    No matter what happened, my grandma always said it will get better or get worse or stay the same.

    Grandma was always right!
     
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    Don’t take no wooden nickels.

    If you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it.
     
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    I've always heard it as beggars can't be choosers.
     
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    Never stand between a dog and a fire hydrant.
     
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    - GEFWIF : Good enough for who it’s for.

    - Level schmevel

    - The quicker you say yes to all of it, the quicker she’ll be still

    - Cash or PayPal - no checks

    - Just stay out of the neighborhoods, you’ll be fine
     
  18. Harry Styron

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    I used to do some work for a persecuted soul who wished that his nemesis would let up. After bellyaching a while, he’d say, “F—- it, a leper cain’t change his stripes,” which—I think—meant that his enemy would never see the light and lay off.
     
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    Right Tighty,, Lefty Loosey,,,
     
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    I like your comment and you're probably pretty close to the core. Ethical and philosophical issues will never be solved on a guitar forum, or anywhere else for that matter. Regarding quantum mechanics, the theory has never been shown to be wrong experimentally. Is it a complete explanation of the universe? Decidedly not. It doesn't include gravity. Whether it applies to dark matter or dark energy is unknown. But I don't think this degree of proof marks it as a belief. It is proof that what has been tested is very likely to be true. So here is a place where philosophy meets physics and where musicians meet the scientifically minded in good spirit and fun. Unfortunately, because we're fallible humans, we'll keep getting fooled over and over again.
     
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