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What's your favorite phrase or motto?

Vas
July 20th, 2005, 01:08 PM
I have two favorite phrases. I don't know who said the first one, but the second one is said by Dr. Phil.

1. Always remember that you're very unique, just like everybody else.


And one of my favorite life mottos would be:
2. To make people feel better about themselves after being around me.


What's your favorite phrase?

CyberKitten
July 20th, 2005, 02:43 PM
I like the quote by Edmund Burke - the British parliamentarian and political hilosopher - that evil flourishes when good people do nothing. He actually said men but I updated it. <g>

Prin
July 20th, 2005, 03:32 PM
I like the French one my man taught me- it's fun to say too. "Tu ne peut pas avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre." (Sort of like you can't have your cake and eat it too- You can't have the butter and the money for the butter...)

I like this quote from Jim Morrison:
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.

And this one from Einstein, because I disagree with all the multitasking going on...
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

As for my own, I don't really have one. Except maybe the dog one, about being as good a person as my dog believes me to be.

Luba
July 20th, 2005, 03:39 PM
You never know what's in the pickle barrel until you take the lid off!

My mom LOL
but I'm sure it came from somewhere else!

heidiho
July 20th, 2005, 03:39 PM
What Doesnt Kill You Makes You Stronger,,,,

Schwinn
July 20th, 2005, 04:09 PM
I've always liked carpe diem. My personal one is

"One should always look ahead instead of back, for he who looks back instead of ahead is sure to step in something"

I also had

"Work hard, play harder"

but I think I saw that on a poster a few years ago. I knew I should have copywrote it!

pags
July 20th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Vasa vana plurimum sonant...

Translated loosely from the Latin it means "Empty pots make the most noise".
I repeat this one to myself when I feel like I'm not being heard... you know such as when I'm irritated with some public opinion survey that comes up with a sweeping generalization that I really don't agree with...


OR sometimes when I'm reminding myself to shut the heck up cause I have nothing to contribute. :p

Prin
July 20th, 2005, 05:53 PM
LOL when my bf and I aren't heard and the subject changes, we do a little hand movement gesturing like shutting the window... :D

jjgeonerd
July 20th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Everybody's are so meaningful! I can't think of any philosophical ones, so here's mine:

"Ride it like you stole it"

Couls also be "drive it like you stole it", but I like ride it better! :D

Prin
July 20th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Umm, one time, I had a friend who had a snowboard stolen. Umm, you wouldn't know anything about that, would you? :D :evil:

jjgeonerd
July 20th, 2005, 05:59 PM
:rolleyes:


Fortunately I'm way too nice to steal anything! :D

melanie
July 20th, 2005, 06:17 PM
ok i have millions, you dont grow up in a country like this and not hear a million stupid or really funny ones, heres a few-

'when your in it up to your neck, its best to keep your mouth shut'

'i hope your chickens turn into emus and kick your dunny door down'

if someone is a bit simple or jsut dumb thier said to
'have a few roos missin in the top paddock, or their a few beers short of a six pack'

whenever we make a toast in our house it is followed by a chorus of 'up ya bum'

and if your runnign around crazy and busy your said to be
'runnin around like a blue arsed fly' :D (i am often called that one).

and they go on and on and on, its like a stupidity competetion some days....

oh and a serious one

'if you educate a man you educate and individual, if you educate a woman you educate a family' :D :highfive:

raingirl
July 20th, 2005, 07:01 PM
I live by this personal motto:

If you are going to regret doing it, don't do it.
If you are going to regret not doing it, then do it.

I'm horrible at making decisions, so this little motto helps a LOT!

Bearsmom
July 21st, 2005, 08:56 AM
One of my mom's:

Always act like I'm right behind you. (very scary thought as a teenager)


Mine:

Hang up and drive!!!!

Lissa
July 21st, 2005, 09:17 AM
I live by this personal motto:

If you are going to regret doing it, don't do it.
If you are going to regret not doing it, then do it.

I'm horrible at making decisions, so this little motto helps a LOT!

I really like that quote, its great!

Some of my favourites are:

"The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true."

"Beginnings are usually hard, endings are usually sad but its the middle that counts the most"

and the one's that go sort of like this:

"The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another"

I also like saying "stone the crows!" thanks to my british family!

Dogastrophe
July 21st, 2005, 10:06 AM
"Crazier than a bag of hammers" and "Nuttier than squirrel s#&t" are two that I use quite a bit.

Schwinn
July 21st, 2005, 10:09 AM
The other one I've used to describe some people is--

Nice looking car, but not much power under the hood.

jessi76
July 21st, 2005, 11:34 AM
don't do anything I wouldn't do. But if you do, do it twice.

Rick C
July 21st, 2005, 12:38 PM
"Dear Lord, please help me to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

kandy
July 21st, 2005, 01:08 PM
I don't have any inspirational ones but the one I use the most is probably "Bite Me!", although I do like "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

My least favorite is probably "Get er done" although I do like Larry the cable guy.

twinmommy
July 21st, 2005, 01:25 PM
o.k. got a few really different ones... ;)
some from Maya Angelou

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded

"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case...COINCIDENCE??? I think not."

(o.k. that last one was Stephen Wright)
ha ha just checking to see who's paying attention!! :crazy:

What??

jjgeonerd
July 21st, 2005, 01:38 PM
[QUOTE=twinmommy]

"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case...COINCIDENCE??? I think not."

QUOTE]

I forgot that one...GREAT! :thumbs up

twinmommy
July 21st, 2005, 01:43 PM
I like these too.


The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. ;)


A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Shamrock
July 21st, 2005, 02:11 PM
These are good! And funny too! :thumbs up

Well, two favourite sayings that do me good to be reminded of:

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt".

"If you speak out against nothing, you'll stand for anything"

Luvmypit
July 21st, 2005, 02:44 PM
ok ok let me play



"This too shall pass" is my mantra


And ...
Jesus loves you but the rest of us think your an a%$hole

Jazz&Cricket
July 21st, 2005, 03:18 PM
I guess one that I use a lot.... "in the grand scheme of things, will this REALLY matter tomorrow".. usually used when someone is focusing on something trivial.

I also like "When you're up to your a** in alligators, it's hard to remember your first priority is to drain the swamp." :)

and one that I lived by during some really bad times... When Life hands you lemons, you have two choices, be sour, or make lemonade" BTW, I chose lemonade :D

I really like my signature line....because courage comes in all forms...sometimes taking that first step into a new venture...

mrjohndoe
July 21st, 2005, 03:26 PM
Doh!

It applies to so many situations.

Prin
July 21st, 2005, 04:20 PM
"This too shall pass" is my mantra I love that one, and Anne Landers says: If in six months the problem is gone, it was never a problem to begin with.

kandy
July 21st, 2005, 04:28 PM
I also like "When you're up to your a** in alligators, it's hard to remember your first priority is to drain the swamp." :)

I really like that one.

I also forgot my husband's personal favorite:

"Beer. It's not just for breakfast anymore".

glasslass
July 21st, 2005, 10:45 PM
Don't know who said it but it's been my favorite for years - "You never know what you can do until you have to undo what you did."

Stewart
July 25th, 2005, 02:13 PM
One of my favourites is when things go wrong to say "Its gone tits up !"

jjgeonerd
July 25th, 2005, 02:47 PM
One of my favourites is when things go wrong to say "Its gone tits up !"
that one always makes me laugh. :thumbs up

Dogastrophe
July 25th, 2005, 02:49 PM
One of my VP's uses "the arse has fallen out of it" at least once a week.

melanie
July 25th, 2005, 06:16 PM
:p oh oh oh my memory jsut sparked so i gotta get this down fast as i will forget in a sec

'life is not a dress rehersal' (that is soo importnat to remember dont waste it)

and

from the mouth of our ever lovin and beautiful Dame Edna Everage

'marriage is like a lotto, but you dont always win' :D