Life Motto: do you have one?

United States
January 21, 2019 2:51pm CST
Do you have a motto, a quote, a phrase, something like that you apply to your life? Some of the greatest minds have given us great guidance with simple quotes, and many have said they can sum their life philosophies up into a single phrase. "Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced." - Soren Kierkegaard "Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." - Henry David Thoreau "The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large." - Confucius
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@pjmurphy (855)
• United States
21 Jan
"In all things give thanks".
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• United States
21 Jan
A great one! I have a sticker in my planner this week that says "hem your blessings with thankfullness so they don't unravel" Being thankful is something that keeps me in a good mood.
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@pjmurphy (855)
• United States
21 Jan
@fivecandles That quote is from the Bible. It's always been my favorite verse. There's a line in one of Wendell Berry's novels where one of the characters quotes that verse and then says, "I'm not always able to do this, but those are the right instructions." "
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• United States
21 Jan
@pjmurphy ...for this is the will of Christ Jesus concerning you. :) I can't remember what year but I do remember that was one of my key verses one year in Bible Drill!
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@sharon6345 (157744)
• United States
21 Jan
Live and let live would be the main one. I don't bother with what others are doing so much as what I am doing.
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• United States
21 Jan
That is a good one; seems like it is a mutual respect kind of philosophy.
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@sharon6345 (157744)
• United States
21 Jan
@fivecandles That is what I like the best I find many people are so concerned about others when all they need to do is worry about themselves. The world would be better and safer.
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@JohnRoberts (73128)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan
Wake up alive.
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• United States
21 Jan
I like it!
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
@innertalks I hope not to be!
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• Australia
11 Feb
@TheHorse Me too!!
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@Happy2BeMe (85037)
• Canada
21 Jan
Live every day like it's your last
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
I'd be in Paris looking for a French woman to kiss. But I have to teach, dang it!
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@Corbin5 (130262)
• United States
21 Jan
Face, tolerate and endure.
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@boiboing (13212)
• Northampton, England
21 Jan
Remember that we're here for a good time, not a long time.
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@innertalks (4998)
• Australia
23 Jan
"fullness empties out emptiness every-time." When I feel empty and bored, I try to do something, anything. Activity fills the void.
@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
A good one.
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• Australia
11 Feb
@TheHorse Thanks.
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@Tracy04 (12033)
• Malaysia
22 Jan
Yup I do. "Courage is more stronger than strength".
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@Susan2015 (22998)
• United States
21 Jan
This one I have on our fridge: When the world says, give up, hope whispers, try one more time.
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@TheHorse (79834)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Feb
All good quotations. The Plato one in your picture is the basis of my teaching, especially with little ones. Albert Bandura calls it "modeling." A favorite random one that guides me: Questioner: How are we to treat others? Ramana Maharshi: The are no others.
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9 Feb
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" -Philippians 4:13
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