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What is the best advice you've ever received?

Posted on 05/24/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT by MNDude

Maybe it was some wise warning your dad once gave you, or maybe it was something useful your coach told you that still guides you today, but what would you consider that best advice you've ever received?


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1 posted on 05/24/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT by MNDude
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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: MNDude

No one is promised tomorrow.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 9:34:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: MNDude

“Marry the right person.”


4 posted on 05/24/2014 9:34:31 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: MNDude

“Plastics.”


5 posted on 05/24/2014 9:34:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MNDude

I believe it was Sister Mary in second grade “Shut up, sit down and do your work!”


6 posted on 05/24/2014 9:34:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MNDude

“Plastics.”


7 posted on 05/24/2014 9:35:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: MNDude

Avoid fast cars and fast women


8 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:08 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: MNDude

There are perhaps a couple of ways to do a job right, and thousands of ways to do it wrong.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:31 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MNDude

My mentor in my current line of work many years ago. “In life either you’re the pigeon, or you’re the statue. You are one of the 2. Pick one”


10 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:46 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MNDude

That the only thing that matter in this world is love.

In the end, it’s all you ever had, and it’s the only thing you can take with you


11 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:56 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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hands inside the ride at all times.

eat your vegetables.

do not let me catch you doing THAT (fill in whatever THAT is).

if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.

tv will rot your brain.

when you have sex with someone you’re sleeping with everyone they’ve slept with.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 9:37:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MNDude

Everybody! Has their own agenda!


13 posted on 05/24/2014 9:39:53 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: MNDude

Lord loves a working man.

Don’t trust whitey.

See a doctor and get rid of it.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 9:39:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Wait until after 30 to get married. Maybe the feeling will go away and then you can buy a sports car.

From my Maternal Grandfather married at 33. I married at 34.
Neither of us ever got that sports car.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 9:40:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MNDude

The best I received......or the best I followed??


16 posted on 05/24/2014 9:40:07 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: MNDude
Stay out da bushes.

-PJ

17 posted on 05/24/2014 9:40:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MNDude

Steer clear of drugs and booze.

I recently got a ticket —tons of scuzzy perps had to go first and nearly everyone there in court was for SOMETHING that somehow had SOMETHING to do with booze or drugs.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 9:40:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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Don't marry that girl.

I didn't.

I waited, and I ended up marrying a different girl who is the love of my life.

19 posted on 05/24/2014 9:40:41 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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“Twice I cut it off and it’s still too short.” Told to me by Dad when I started snarling about some stupid mistake I’d made in the shop. Always calmed me down and got me reconnected. Dad always said it in German, too.

Also “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” Although a good life lesson from Dad, I never understood why I wanted to catch flies.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 9:41:06 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: fwdude

...together with “If it’s work doing, it’s worth doing right.” (another from Dear Old Dad)


21 posted on 05/24/2014 9:41:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: MNDude

Work smart, not hard.


22 posted on 05/24/2014 9:41:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic.)
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To: MNDude

Right before the dot-com bust, I was doing contract programming. A friend told me he thought the bottom was about to drop out and advised me to take a full time job somewhere stable.

Maybe it was providence, or maybe just luck, but a few days later a friend and former coworker called me to tell me his company was forming a new team, and would I be interested. I took the job, which turned out to be a great thing in and of itself, and was happy I was there when the bottom fell out do the tech job market.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by Scutter
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Stop doing that or you’ll go blind!


24 posted on 05/24/2014 9:42:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MNDude
In business: It is better to be in the meetings, than to take messages for those who are in the meetings.

In life: You can hide things from a thief, but you can never trust a liar.

25 posted on 05/24/2014 9:43:06 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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‘Resist we Much’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CifYWxJXaI


26 posted on 05/24/2014 9:43:07 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MNDude

Eigth grade teacher wrote a message in my graduation remembrance book. “Lofty goals can be imagined but never reached if your aim is low.”


27 posted on 05/24/2014 9:44:03 PM PDT by allendale
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When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway


28 posted on 05/24/2014 9:44:40 PM PDT by struggle
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To: eastforker

“Avoid the Brown Acid...repeat...avoid the Brown Acid”


29 posted on 05/24/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 9:46:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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From Dad, eh?

“Never argue with a man holding a loaded machine gun.”

Long story went with wit about gambling in a war zone....still, darn good advice.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 9:47:47 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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Your concious and considered choices will almost always result in your intended outcome.

Your choices of abdication or not carefully considered are rarely going to end well.

Consider, choose wisely and guard closely your thoughts, that they may be guided by principle and moored by rules silent that always inform as to your path, so they guide you to your destinations.

Dad.


32 posted on 05/24/2014 9:48:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Also “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.”"

You catch even more with manure. ;)

33 posted on 05/24/2014 9:48:23 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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Keep your feet and knees together.


34 posted on 05/24/2014 9:48:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MNDude

Do not look directly into the sun.


35 posted on 05/24/2014 9:49:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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If you want smart kids, marry a smart woman.


36 posted on 05/24/2014 9:52:34 PM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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If your airplane is going to crash FLY IT UNTIL IT STOPS!

That probably saved my life and the lives of 5 passangers.


37 posted on 05/24/2014 9:54:15 PM PDT by dalereed
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Keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer.


38 posted on 05/24/2014 9:55:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken5050

Reason #5 Why Men Die Young.
39 posted on 05/24/2014 9:56:12 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: smokingfrog

Hahahaha...that’s like “Take an aspirin a day...”

...and place it between your knees!”


41 posted on 05/24/2014 9:57:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Plastics.”
_____________________________________________
Been there, done that. Injection molding was my first business. After that it was the two-way radio business.
Yes, I do remember “The Graduate” :).


42 posted on 05/24/2014 9:58:05 PM PDT by AlexW
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The early bird catches the worm.
But that doesn’t say much for the worm that got up early.


43 posted on 05/24/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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Made real good money in pay phones (remember those?) then many years late refinancing until Katrina came along.


44 posted on 05/24/2014 9:59:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MNDude

Joel Osteen from Every Day is Friday. Wake up each day thankful and happy for what you have. It’s truly a blessing. (And I am not religious). Dave Ramsey from Financial Peace- everything that dude says. My dad-never fight a losing battle. Several people- it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission. To not be fat eat 10 calories per desired weight (if you want to weigh 200 lbs eat 2000 calories) lift 4 x a week, do cardio 4x a week.


45 posted on 05/24/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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You are never alone and will always be loved.


46 posted on 05/24/2014 10:02:26 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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Friends come and friends go, but enemies accumulate.

You’re only young for a while, but you can be immature forever.

Men are stupid; women are crazy.


47 posted on 05/24/2014 10:03:44 PM PDT by Romulus
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The early bird catches the worm.

But the second mouse gets the cheese.

48 posted on 05/24/2014 10:07:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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If you find a pair of comfortable shoes, buy a second pair right away because you won’t be able to find them when the first pair wear out.


49 posted on 05/24/2014 10:11:27 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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“Always have someone hold your beer when you are doing something really exciting and memorable”.


50 posted on 05/24/2014 10:12:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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