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What pearls of wisdom have you accrued in life?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Eureka!, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    This thread has a better title, I hope.
     
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  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Many a mickle maks a muckle.
     
  3. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Bad things happen to good people and the best revenge is to live well.
     
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
     
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  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    That was from the horse's mouth for sure!
     
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  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
     
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  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Handsome is as handsome does.
     
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  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    The dawns never last for long
     
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  9. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Never be sure of a man who wears slip on leather shoes.
     
  10. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    For me one of the most important things is as my signature says
    This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Shakespeare's Hamlet

    The other big influence on my life is the comments is a poem by John Donne
    No man is an island,
    Entire of itself,
    Every man is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main.
    If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.
    As well as if a manor of thy friend's
    Or of thine own were:
    Any man's death diminishes me,
    Because I am involved in mankind,
    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
    It tolls for thee.
    showing how important it is that we look as ourselves as 'part of the whole' and how anything we do has effects for others- we cannot afford to be selfish and think only of ourselves.
     
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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut. Not the biggest pearl of wisdom, but pretty valuable.
     
  12. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I was just about to type the same 'pearl' :)
    I'd have saved myself a lot of bother if I'd remembered it when it was important.
     
  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    But you proved your point: Just wait for someone else to say it first. :)
     
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  14. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Pearls only form because of an irritation.
     
  15. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Never eat anything bigger than your head.
    If you're going to have one, have a big 'un.
    Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.
    Somedays you're the pigeon, somedays your the statue.
     
  16. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Ah I never realized that comes from "No man is an island", nor the exact words. It is a lovely poem. I might use it on one one of celebobit threads...
     
  17. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Reminds me of ' Better to remain silent and be thought a fool
    than to speak and remove all doubt'.
     
  18. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Thanks for this one for some reason I had forgotten it.
     
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  19. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    I don't subscribe to that bon mot. Worrying about looking a fool is for fools of a higher order.
     
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  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Me too :)
     

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