Words of Wisdom

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  1. Rolfe

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    I am curious. Do you have any words of general wisdom that you have received that have proved beneficial?

    My submissions:
    1. "Keep your mouth closed and your ears open."
    2. Choose a profession that you enjoy. You are the one who must get up every day and live with it. (My dear Grandfather's advice, which served me well.)
     
  2. InTheLight

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    "When you argue with a fool, be sure he is not similarly occupied."

    Very apt for BB.
     
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    From my father: "Old age - it ain't for sissies!"
     
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  5. Rob_BW

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    If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough.

    As for arguing with fools, when you argue with a fool, he'll just drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
     
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    When you wrestle with a skunk you may win but you can't come out smelling like roses.
     
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    It is not what a person does that brings them regrets in their last years of life. Rather it is those things they did not do that brings regrets.
     
  8. InTheLight

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    LOL! My mom says the same thing.
     
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    I don't know, I reckon there are more than a few people who regret the things they've done.
     
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    Never sacrifice Best on the altar of Good.
     
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    Keep your eyes on the stars
    And your feet on the ground,
    And you overcome scars
    That your memories confound.
    For high are our goals,
    And yet, stable our means
    To give flight to our souls
    Over worldly ravines.
     
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    Perfect is the enemy of good enough.
    -- Georgy Shpagin, Soviet small arms designer during WWII
     
  13. InTheLight

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    Dang, I thought that was one of my original thoughts.

    How about this one: "Answers breed questions."
     
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    "The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it."

    - Criss Jami
     
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    My mom has told me this since I was very young and I've never forgotten: "Take what is good, expel the bad." She meant for example when I watch a movie, read a book or look into some controversial or new topics. Learn what you can but know where your moral compass stands.
     
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