Hi! Friends, what is your favorite motto or saying?

China
June 1, 2009 10:33pm CST
Hi, what is your favorite motto or saying? can you share it with me? I like some mottos. Such as:"A good beginning is half the battle"."Actions speak louder than words"."failure teaches success"."Good advice is beyond price".
8 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
2 Jun 09
Hello friend. There are many mottoes I like. Here are some: 1. Life is yours to make. 2. You make your own life. 3. Rome is not built in a day. 4. To save time is to lengthen life. 5. Confidence in yourself is the first step on the road to success. 6. Where there is a will, there is a way. 7. He laughs best who laughs last. 8. A man becomes learned by asking questions. 9. Better later than never. 10. Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today. 11. Never too late to learn, never too late to turn. 12. Genius is nothing but labor and diligence. 13. Live well, laugh often and love much. But of them all, my favorite is the last one. I think that it well expresses my feeling towards my life.
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• China
2 Jun 09
I like number 6. Where there is a will, there is a way. Thanks for sharing so many mottoes.
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
"Today I'm more confident, my heart is open to hope, I have faith in myself. No, the laborious studies I work at are not useless, the road I'm following is a good one, and w/ the help of God, I shall achieve glory, a just & pure glory." - W. Bouguereau This is my favorite quote as of now because it best resembles what I am feeling these past few days. I've been dropped out by this professor in a certain subject due to some personal reasons.. it's complicated and highly-personal so I can't explain it here. Since the subject has many prerequisites I extended another year in the university. Sometimes I envy my batch mates who are all successful now after graduation while I am still left at school doing all the hardwork in my studies. Sometimes I even ask myself, "Is there in store for me in the future after all these hardwork?" but still I don't lose hope because I know things happen for a reason and just like my uncle said, the one year left for me can be my means to improve myself more in the workplace.. I believe this situation has a purpose I just don't know as of now.. but one thing I know is that God is with my through all these.
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• Philippines
3 Jun 09
I mean I know that God is with me through all these pain
• China
4 Jun 09
Thanks for sharing your feelings. The saying above is of great meaning. God is blessing you, maybe I think you help yourself, your willpower make you go through the difficult days.
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• United States
2 Jun 09
I think this comes from the book of Proverbs in the Bible: Whatever you put your hand to do, do it with all of your might. This has been great to live by during eduction, working, marriage, raising children, keeping a house, running businesses, etc. It truly has blessed me throughout my life.
• China
2 Jun 09
It is very encouraging. Whatever we do, we should do our best. Thanks for sharing your motto.
@achinthya (1219)
• India
2 Jun 09
My favorite lines are'Whatever you do unto others, other will do the same to you'and 'To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'also I like this line from the Bible' For God so love this world that He gave his only begotten son, that whose soever believed in Him should not be perish but have everlasting life' these are my three favorite lines that I kept in my mind and recollect it if I want to do something..
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• China
2 Jun 09
Hi, thanks for sharing your motto. Everyone should keep some sayings in minds to encourage them to do something.
@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
"When I do good I feel good" -Abraham Lincoln -former USA President. When I learn this things accompanied by the scriptures especially JESUS CHRIST teaching. When I do the right things I fell good. Service to the other people. Risking my life to save others even sometimes I felt so sick after I do so great things the Lord required me to do. Many people loves me. And give wonderful smile and gratitude on me. Sometimes others not give thanks its okay the angels of the lord are silent notes taking. Even no body saw me or sometimes others just called me Hero and not recognized my deeds. Other just laugh on me. But I'm keep on do the good things like honesty and diligent is part of my success. And there is peace in my life even some not likes me because you cannot please everyone in this world. Some are jealous or angry when others loves you and your success. But I love and greet all those people. And my face became so young at going 33 this month now Some said I'm 22, 23, 25 years of age. Blessing of love and peace from the Deity.
• China
2 Jun 09
Thanks for your kind response. I like the motto. It is very claasical. Happy mylotting!
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
2 Jun 09
If by sayings you also mean quotations, well there are a few that I like and refer to on occasion. Two that I've heard my dad say(don't know if they are his quotes or someone elses) are, "with freedom comes responsibility," and "no one can make you mad; you choose to get mad." Another one that I like: "He who doesn't know the truth is more apt to believe a lie." And, because I like to read I like Thomas Jefferson's quote, "I can not live without books." There are others that I like but these are my favorites.
• China
3 Jun 09
"I can not live without books". It fits me. Recently I know that books are useful for our spirit life. Every classical books consist of many principles which are useful for guiding our living style.
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@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 09
"It is always dark before dawn". Meaning that things can seem awful then suddenly get better. The word 'dark' refers to the night time. "Don't jump from the frying pan into the fire". That means things might be bad but by doing something different might be even worse. "The grass is always greener". That means things look better but are just the same really. "That was six of one and half a dozen of the other". That means the two are equal. "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others". George Orwell wrote that in his book Animal Farm.
• China
3 Jun 09
Thanks for sharing so many mottoes and give their meanings.I think the first motto are very useful to help me go through the plight. Happy mylotting!
• Uganda
1 May 10
"The longer you look back the farther you can look forward." Winston Churchill "Doing the same thing again and again expecting different results is insanity" "Because we are created with equal brain cells, but different brain cells being more developed among different people, there is no fool but a genius, a supper genius and a stupid genius!" Bulindi "Success is failure turned inside out!" Unknown "Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Winston Churchill "Faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen." Hebrew 11.1 "An average person with average talents and average education can outstrip genius if the have clear focused goals." Mary Kay "The leader finds the dream and then the people. People find the leader and then the dream" Maxwell "Creation is the victory of persuasion and not of force." Ancient Greek Philosopher "A bird does not sing because it knows how to sing but because it has a song." China