Words you live by?

Everyone usually has some sort of saying/creed/traits they live there lives by and I wanna know what some people here have to say about it.

For me I have quite a few. Personally the one that guide me the most are the Army Values I had drilled into me at Basic Training. I now a days try to live by the Soldier's Creed and the Army Values and my parents have seen a large change in me over the past year as I am more confident and more prone to do the right thing.

And a life quote I've been going by for a long time now is: "Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."

I usually just try to enjoy what I have and work hard for what I want. I read the book "The Richest Man in Town" by V.J. Smith for a Psychology class recently and that book is what inspired me to make this post. If you havn't read the book I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't as it is a very empowering read.

In the story the main character Marty lived his life by 3 little lessons and they are what he lived by and what kept him happy even though he didn't have much. His life lessons were:
- Relationships matter most in life
- Try to do a little more
- Only you can make you happy

So I wanna know what words or values you live by fellow Sharenators?

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  • 5

    the game

    • Zayne32
    • December 18, 2011, 11:28 pm
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    in the end you shouldn't regret a lot what you've done in your life. Not sure if its translated alright by me

    • Vans
    • December 18, 2011, 9:22 am
    Very nice! I like one by Mark Twain, that goes something like...'In the end you will regret more of what you didn't do than what you did.'
    - ensignredshirt May 17, 2012, 3:16 am
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    "Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way"
    -General George S. Patton

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    "When life hands you lemons, make root beer, and leave people wondering how the fuck you did it."

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    "My life, my pride, my hopes, my dreams shall never fade nor be broken, so long as my name remains and deeds are spoken."- 24paperwings
    "My life will never be taken, it will be given for the ones that I wish to protect."-24paperwings

    basically i want to be remembered by my friends and in the end if at all possible die for them. i will not just fade away i want my life to mean something. the greatest thing i could think of is going out for someone who means the world to me. dying with honor and never backing down. thats the way i live my life. setting challenges for myself and going until i have them. i will never not protect my friends and i would gladly die in their place if i needed to.

    - Armork66 December 20, 2011, 9:47 am
    Quoting yourself... Pfft.
    - SuDoku May 17, 2012, 7:04 pm
    laying claim to what i said lol :P i know lame as shit but whatever i'm to tired to argues right now
    - 24paperwings May 18, 2012, 1:46 am
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    "i contend that we are both atheists. i just believe in one fewer god than you. when you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why i dismiss yours."

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    "Say what you want, and do what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."

    "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live life believing it is stupid."

    "A friend will calm you down when you are angry. A BEST friend skips beside you with a bat singing 'someones gonna get it!!!'"

    "Perspective. How long a minute feels depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on"

    "I don't have a short temper, I have a quick reaction to bull$#!+"

    "Never tell your problems to anyone. 20% don't care, and the other 80% are happy you have them"

    "loving someone who doesn't love you is like waiting for a ship at the airport"

    "Someone give me patience, because if you give me strength... I'll need the bail money to go with it"

    "A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one"

    "Thats what"

    "If you CAN solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you CANNOT solve your problem, then what is the point of worrying?"

    "Swag is for boys, Class is for men"

    "You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your window. And you wonder why i'm scared when you say you love me...."

    "Treat me like a king, and i'll treat you like a queen. Treat me like a game, and i'll show you how it's played"

    "My dad taught me to never throw the first punch. But you can bet your sweet ass I WILL throw the last one"

    "If someone hates you for no reason, give that Mother f**ker a reason"

    "If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you're above them"

    "We live in a world where losing your iPhone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"

    and Finally, (thanks to iFaP1301) one of the best quotes;

    "i contend that we are both atheists. i just believe in one fewer god than you. when you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why i dismiss yours."

    I hope you all enjoy :)

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    Everyone has at least some good in them, no matter how bad they seem.


    I don't care who you are or what you do, if you are nice to me, then I'll be nice to you.

    Sorry for the off-topicness but do you think maybe I can get your icon picture? I really like it :3
    - thekitkatkid May 18, 2012, 2:18 am
    Sorry for replying so late. ^^ Here you go:

    I'm glad you like it. :)
    - pandakeen June 2, 2012, 6:56 pm
    better late than never :P
    - thekitkatkid June 2, 2012, 10:46 pm
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    "I can't help it, it's in my nature.
    Self destruction is my nature." -The scorpion & the frog

    "Only by walking through tough terrain,
    Can I prove how strong I truly am." -Lost thoughts

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    "do not regret anything, because at that moment in time, that is what you wanted to do"

  • 1

    make like a doctor and have patience.

    • wolfman
    • December 18, 2011, 8:43 pm
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    "Just because science says something doesn't exist doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It doesn't exist until you find it."
    - Me

    "If it exists, you can tophat it"
    - Me
    "SuperPost is a wanker"
    - Me
    - DarkHunter December 18, 2011, 8:57 pm
    "DarkHunter is a scumbag Steve"
    - SuperPost December 18, 2011, 9:01 pm
    "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
    - Ertrov December 18, 2011, 9:36 pm
    "I'll believe something doesn't exist when you can prove it"
    - SuperPost December 18, 2011, 9:40 pm
    "That is incredibly stupid."
    - Ertrov December 18, 2011, 11:34 pm
    "Your opinion does not matter in my affairs, now leave and let me dream"
    - SuperPost December 18, 2011, 11:52 pm
    "The burden of proof falls to those claiming that something exists, not those claiming it doesn't. Scienced."
    - Ertrov December 18, 2011, 11:57 pm
    "Science is what people use when they are too afraid to dream"
    - SuperPost December 19, 2011, 12:50 am
    "No amount of facepalm would come close to being sufficient to express the incredulous measure of "What the fuckitude" experienced by any intelligent reader of the previous comment."
    - Ertrov December 19, 2011, 1:30 am
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    "Why, Because F*** thats why.

    • wasp609
    • December 18, 2011, 9:35 pm
  • 1

    "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "Happy." "I don't think you understand the question." "I don't think you understand life." Not sure if it applies but I love it. or "Shit happens."

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    Perseverance is the key.

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    'We can do anything we want as long as it is unimportant'
    'Humanity will never be free until the last King is strangled with the entrails of the last Priest'
    'the idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty, and necessarily ends in the enslavement of man'

    pessimism ftw!

  • 1

    Semper Fi

    • exile
    • May 15, 2012, 4:13 pm
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    the reward is in the battle

    • eman94
    • May 15, 2012, 5:28 pm
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    "Hanky panky don't do stanky" - Young L

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    I will do unto others as they have done unto me (not quite the bible version, but the bible is mostly a fairy tale anyway).

    A bad day of fishing isn't just better than a good day at work, it is better than most days!
    *Actually, fuck that, I wanna catch fish!!!

    When ever someone says I'm weird, I say "at least I'm not ordinary"

    Car bombs for everybody!

    and if all else fails...fuck it dude, let's go bowling.

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    "Everybody lies."
    -Greg House

    • Ertrov
    • May 17, 2012, 3:54 am
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    Helped Me A Lot:
    "Never Blame A Day In Your Life.
    Good Days Give You Happiness.
    Bad Days Give You Experience.
    Both Are Essential In Life."

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    When the weight of all the world is pushing down, just push right back.

    • SuDoku
    • May 17, 2012, 7:08 pm
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    "Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am?"

    -Cave Johnson (portal 2)

    "Laughter is the purest form of joy. Even when fake, it puts a smile on your face"


    "Make sense? What FUN is there in making sense?"


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    Live life to the fullest. Always!

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