Rules to Live By

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Denis
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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Denis » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:03 pm

Chris,

did you leave out some rude ones, or why all the "--" ?

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Darrell
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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Darrell » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:37 pm

Here's a set I always liked, the twelve golden rules of living:

If you open it, close it.

If you turn it on, turn it off.

If you unlock it, lock it up.

If you break it, admit it.

If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.

If you borrow it, return it.

If you value it, take care of it.

If you make a mess, clean it up.

If you move it, put it back.

If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.

If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.

If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.


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Eppur si muove--Galileo

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by SleepTech7777 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:42 pm

I agree with the above, but I can simplify my list, I think....

BELIEVE what you believe!!!

STAND for that which you believe, no matter the cost!!!!!

I know its 'cliche', but it is the truth for me,,,,

I'd rather DIE on my feet(standing for what I BELIEVE), than LIVE on my knees(in surrender)!!!!!

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Cybrludite » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:17 pm

I can't say that I've lived up to this perfectly, but I do try.
Rudyard Kipling wrote: If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!
"If it ain't the Devil's Music, you ain't doin' it right." - Chris Thomas King

"When liberal democracies collapse, someone comes along who promises to make the trains run on time if we load the right people into them." - Tam K.

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by mekender » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:24 am

if she says that she is 21 but she looks 18... she is 14 and you should card her.

if she says that she is 24 but she looks 35... she is damn near 40...
“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.” - Norman Thomas, a six time candidate for president for the Socialist Party, 1944

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Cybrludite » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:52 pm

mekender wrote:if she says that she is 24 but she looks 35... she is damn near 40...
That, or she had kids early.
"If it ain't the Devil's Music, you ain't doin' it right." - Chris Thomas King

"When liberal democracies collapse, someone comes along who promises to make the trains run on time if we load the right people into them." - Tam K.

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by FelixEstrella » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:37 am

Under-promise, over-deliver.
Never lie, especially not to your kids.
"Luck is where you find it—but to find it you have to look for it" -- Eugene Fluckey.
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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Dub_James » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:46 am

If a line's worth drawing in the sand,
chisel it in stone.
Oh, the heads that turn
Make my back burn
And those heads that turn
Make my back, make my back burn

-She Sells Sanctuary
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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Lokidude » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:05 am

Your name is the most precious thing you have. Nobody can take it from you, and only you can destroy it. And it's nearly irreparable.
workinwifdakids wrote: We've thus far avoided the temptation to jack an entire forum.

But what the hell.
Standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way!

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Re: Rules to Live By

Post by Whirlibird » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:54 am

Work rule:
There are two ways of doing things.
The hard way and the easy way.
Either way, I'm going home at the end of the shift.
You may not. :twisted:

Home rules:
Do it right the first time, it takes too long to fix it again.

Applies to both:
Do the right thing even when nobody's looking,
Because someones always looking.

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