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Best wisdom/advice for life?

Enter here to explore ethical issues and discuss the meaning and source of morality.
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Beki
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#21 Post by Beki » August 23rd, 2008, 7:42 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

:pointlaugh:
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - M Ghandi

Beki
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#22 Post by Beki » August 23rd, 2008, 7:48 pm

I think I also posted this one on the favourite poems thread Tom - but here is one which mum gave to my brothers which you might like.

Advice to My Son
by J. Peter Meinke (b.1932)

The trick is, to live your days
as if each one may be your last
(for they go fast, and young men lose their lives
in strange and unimaginable ways)
but at the same time, plan long range
(for they go slow; if you survive
the shattered windshield and the bursting shell
you will arrive
at our approximation here below
of heaven or hell).


To be specific, between the peony and the rose
plant squash and spinach, turnips and tomatoes;
beauty is nectar
and nectar, in a desert, saves--
but the stomach craves stronger sustaenance
than the honied vine.


Therefore, marry a pretty girl
after seeing her mother;
Show your soul to one man,
work with another;
and always serve bread with your wine.

But son,
always serve wine.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - M Ghandi

HaleRazor
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#23 Post by HaleRazor » September 7th, 2008, 5:28 am

I've used these for about twenty years and they have served me well:

- In everything, achieve and maintain balance
- Try to have the most positive impact possible on your surroundings (this includes people)

Nick
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#24 Post by Nick » September 7th, 2008, 11:52 am

The longest journey begins with a single step.

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iclejo
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#25 Post by iclejo » September 7th, 2008, 12:04 pm

"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty."
"Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty"

ishift_co_uk
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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#26 Post by ishift_co_uk » September 7th, 2008, 10:13 pm

I've learn this the hard way many a time and even now I find it a difficult one take on board:

NEVER LET YOUR PRIDE GET IN THE WAY OF DOING YOURSELF A FAVOUR!!

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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#27 Post by jaywhat » September 8th, 2008, 6:01 am

Nick wrote:The longest journey begins with a single step.
Tell a kangaroo that.

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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#28 Post by Nick » September 8th, 2008, 3:47 pm

The kangaroo is indeed in great need of being told. I don't know a single kangaroo that has completed a journey of any kind. :)

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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#29 Post by MedMae » October 20th, 2008, 11:33 am

Complexity is just simplicity multiplied to a point which exceeds a particular level of comprehension. - Theowarner

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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#30 Post by xman » October 27th, 2008, 3:10 am

Beki: That's is from Hamlet. It is act 1 scene 3 if memory serves me. Polonius is giving his son Laertes advice before the youth sets sail for school in France.

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Re: Best wisdom/advice for life?

#31 Post by Gottard » October 27th, 2008, 8:54 am

:headbang: Why no one has mentioned the golden rule?!
"Do not do others what you wouldn't like others do to you"
The only thing I fear of death is regret if I couldn’t complete my learning experience

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