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Prompt: "What is one of your life mottoes?"
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I actually have dozens of life mottoes. After all there are many aspects to one's life, so one needs a motto for just about everything. So instead of limiting myself to just one, I am making a list, in random order, as I think of them.
Stop to enjoy the wild flowers.You can do ANYthing you want, but you can't do EVERYthing you want.Cleanliness is next to impossible."Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform." (Mark Twain)Love is NOT all you need.Those who disagree with me are stupid or insane ---probably both.The best way to stay healthy is not to worry about things.Live and let live.If you rest, you rust.Forget what others think. Do your own thing and have fun doing it.Virtue is its own punishment."Never underestimate the power of human stupidity." (Robert Heinlein's Lazarus Long)“The thing about religion is that everybody else’s always appears stupid.” (Dave Barry)There is no free lunch, but the best things in life are free."Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness... Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." (Mark Twain)What goes around, comes around."The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter." (Mark Twain)A closed mouth gathers no feet. (I don't follow this one often, but I agree with it.)Everybody is somebody else's weirdo."Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result being that they get on each other's nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings." (Dave Barry)
I have more of these little gems, so consider this post a work-in-progress. I will add more as I think of them.