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Do you have a motto??

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  • lisaingram212lisaingram212 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    2essie wrote: »
    How do you eat an elephant?............One bite at a time

    My favorite saying! It's so realistic and appilcable
  • fit_chickxfit_chickx Member Posts: 572 Member Member Posts: 572 Member
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,752 Member Member Posts: 19,752 Member
    Not really mottos, but sayings I like ...

    "What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."
    Samuel Johnson

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.'s mother
  • ThatUserNameIsAllReadyTakenThatUserNameIsAllReadyTaken Member Posts: 1,530 Member Member Posts: 1,530 Member
    A little bot of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.
  • vikinglandervikinglander Member Posts: 1,547 Member Member Posts: 1,547 Member
    Do, or do not. There is no try.

    This is a good one but I like the added meaning that comes from the larger scene:

    Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
    Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

    [Using the Force, Yoda effortlessly frees the X-Wing from the bog]

    Luke: I don't, I don't believe it.
    Yoda: That is why you fail.

    Here's the whole scene:

    Another one that I like is "You can have results, or excuses...but not both."

    One I've been using since I started MFP in February 2016 is "60 is the new 40!" Obviously after my next birthday I will have to change this!

    The one I created and use often, and will keep as my own, is "Eat well, breathe deep, get strong, feel good."
    edited March 2017
  • vikinglandervikinglander Member Posts: 1,547 Member Member Posts: 1,547 Member
    Eat; mostly plants and not too much. Stolen from a book's similar title, but it reasonates with me.

    Hey! The part that you took away will serve well, I suppose. The whole quote is "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

    Did you read 'In Defense Of Food'? There is SO much more to it. The book changed my life. (Ask me how...)
  • julielh72julielh72 Member, Premium Posts: 92 Member Member, Premium Posts: 92 Member
    I don't but my 19 yr old daughter does "I'm here for a good time, not a long time"!! God help us.
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 867 Member Member Posts: 867 Member
    "And, not Or".
  • ladyreva78ladyreva78 Member Posts: 4,080 Member Member Posts: 4,080 Member
    Since Yoda has already been mentioned :heart: , I'll add Confucius to the mix:

    "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
  • MimiOfTheLusciousLawnMimiOfTheLusciousLawn Member Posts: 2,234 Member Member Posts: 2,234 Member
    You cannot change what you don't acknowledge - Dr. Phil
    Own it, log it, and move the f**k on - Mimiofthelusciouslawn
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 867 Member Member Posts: 867 Member
    ladyreva78 wrote: »
    Since Yoda has already been mentioned :heart: , I'll add Confucius to the mix:

    "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

    Almost literally the way Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium.

  • sisterlilbunnysisterlilbunny Member Posts: 691 Member Member Posts: 691 Member
    I love your guys stuff so far. ;D I go with "Suck it up, Princess" to remind me that a.) the world doesn't revolve around me and b.) "no one" cares about my whining so get over it and do it. It sounds harsh but it does stop my inner whining.
  • GrumpyHeadmistressGrumpyHeadmistress Member Posts: 667 Member Member Posts: 667 Member
    "Time passes anyway." I.e. don't not do something because it takes a long time to do.

    "You're not a dog, don't reward yourself with food." I always felt that one was anti-dog...
    edited March 2017
  • knittnponderknittnponder Member Posts: 1,954 Member Member Posts: 1,954 Member
    I have mine tattooed on my forearm: "Fall down seven times, get back up eight..."
  • WandaVaughnWandaVaughn Member Posts: 416 Member Member Posts: 416 Member
    "November 4th is coming!"
    (I'll hit the big 5-0. I want to face my fifties in fighting form and fabulous!)
  • BaddS4BaddS4 Member, Premium Posts: 302 Member Member, Premium Posts: 302 Member
    If it's broke, duct tape should fix it!! ;)
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 21,947 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,947 Member
    Jeez, I left out the one I put on my MFP profile page: "Act as if."
  • thebestyear2017thebestyear2017 Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    ejbronte wrote: »
    ladyreva78 wrote: »
    Since Yoda has already been mentioned :heart: , I'll add Confucius to the mix:

    "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

    Almost literally the way Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium.

    All of the above.
  • HGarcia1527HGarcia1527 Member Posts: 69 Member Member Posts: 69 Member
    I am amazing
  • kq1981kq1981 Member Posts: 1,098 Member Member Posts: 1,098 Member
    Mine is "get off your fat *kitten* so one day you'll have a skinny one"
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