Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

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Benten

687 posts

186 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Better having a sore face than a red face.

Basically means you have to fight your corner and even if you come out worse it's better than not fighting at all.

bmwmike

7,087 posts

111 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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"60% of the time, it works every time".


jfdi

1,090 posts

178 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Terminator X said:
JFDI.

TX.
What ?

Super Sonic

5,741 posts

57 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Tango13 said:
If you can't dazzle them with brains baffle them with bullst
If you can't dazzle them with DIAMONDS...

Byker28i

62,619 posts

220 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Fastchas said:
I heard Shearer say on MOTD a few weeks ago that I’ve always lived by;

To be early, is to be on time.
To be on time, is to be late.
To be late, is to be unacceptable.
Armed forces that, if you're on time you're late

C5_Steve

3,744 posts

106 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Byker28i said:
Fastchas said:
I heard Shearer say on MOTD a few weeks ago that I’ve always lived by;

To be early, is to be on time.
To be on time, is to be late.
To be late, is to be unacceptable.
Armed forces that, if you're on time you're late
I prefer:

A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.

TwigtheWonderkid

43,956 posts

153 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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While you're waiting to find your preferred job, get a job.

Cardiff_Exile

340 posts

179 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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As mentioned 'buy cheap, buy twice'

Aside form that, Kenny Rogers! What a song to live life by...

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

phil1979

3,580 posts

218 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.

Blue62

9,107 posts

155 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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phil1979 said:
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
smile
My dad (he was a teacher) told me never promise a child anything unless you’re prepared to meet the promise and never threaten a child unless you’re prepared to see it through.

As a parent I’ve always remembered it but rarely lived up to it.

cheesejunkie

2,840 posts

20 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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jfdi said:
Terminator X said:
JFDI.

TX.
What ?
Took me a second but giggling.

TwigtheWonderkid

43,956 posts

153 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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Blue62 said:
smile
My dad (he was a teacher) told me never promise a child anything unless you’re prepared to meet the promise and never threaten a child unless you’re prepared to see it through.

As a parent I’ve always remembered it but rarely lived up to it.
I always promised myself I wouldn't make the same mistakes raising my kids that my parents made with me. And I stuck to that; I made a whole load of different mistakes.

TRIUMPHBULLET

702 posts

116 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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Only a fool worries about things they have no control over, said by my dad 50 odd years ago.
I've been a bloody fool many times and looking back he was right.

bodhi

10,945 posts

232 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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Before you criticise someone walk a mile in their shoes. As you'll be a mile away from them - and you'll have their shoes.

If there is anything you can do about something it's not worth worrying about. If there is nothing you can do - it isn't worth worrying about.

I'm here for a good time, not a long time.


Oh yeah and you know that Baz Luhrmann song about Sunscreen? Pretty much all of that.

TGCOTF-dewey

5,480 posts

58 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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bodhi said:
Oh yeah and you know that Baz Luhrmann song about Sunscreen? Pretty much all of that.
On a similar theme... Make your bed.



Strangely Brown

10,325 posts

234 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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bodhi said:
Oh yeah and you know that Baz Luhrmann song about Sunscreen? Pretty much all of that.
In a similar vein... pretty much most of "Some of it" by Eric Church.

Strangely Brown

10,325 posts

234 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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If you're not living life on the edge you're taking up too much room.

... or was that an advert.

Blatter

861 posts

194 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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Fastchas said:
I heard Shearer say on MOTD a few weeks ago that I’ve always lived by;

To be early, is to be on time.
To be on time, is to be late.
To be late, is to be unacceptable.
To paraphrase:

If you're not early, you're late.

thewarlock

3,248 posts

48 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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Never put your finger somewhere you wouldn't put your dick.

Undoubtedly saved a digit or two when I've been working on machinery/cars/whatever.

vulture1

12,533 posts

182 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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I like these two from star trek

The Ferengi Rules of Aquisition
9. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.
and
59. Free advice is seldom cheap.