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    Only loser's say, "I did my best"! ... Sean Connery ... "The Rock".

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    There are 3 rings to a marriage.

    The engagement ring.
    The wedding ring.
    And the suffering.
    "People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan."

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    ^ Choose wisely,, skip the third ring.

    Married 28 years this September. Yes, to the same woman.

    How have I managed that? You may ask. I married-up, and have almost always been mindful of that fact. If you don't believe me, just ask my mother-in-law. She'll confirm what I'm telling you is true.

    My mother, on the other hand,, probably loves my wife more than she loves me. That fact, has been a huge blessing. They have been best friends since we meet. At the wedding rehearsal dinner, my mom stood up and announced: "If I would have gone out to find a wife for my son, I would have brought back Debbie."

    If you choose wisely, and love your spouse more than you love yourself, life is good!

    ~ Chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post



    If you choose wisely, and love your spouse more than you love yourself, life is good!

    ~ Chance
    Wise words, Chance. This philosophy has helped my marriage to last 41 years come next Tuesday.

    Geoff

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    It's humor, guys.

    Me and the little one (as I call her) will be celebrating 36yrs come Nov.
    "People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan."

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    Here are some by General George S. Patton:

    "If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."

    "A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future."

    "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

    "The test of success is not what you do when you're on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

    "A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood."

    "You're never beaten until you admit it."

    "It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance."

    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack."

    "Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

    "To halt under fire is folly. To halt under fire and not fire back is suicide."

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking."

    "Live for something rather than die for nothing."

    "Do everything you ask of those you command."

    "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair."

    "...the only sure defense is offense...."

    "Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lite_me View Post
    It's humor, guys.

    Me and the little one (as I call her) will be celebrating 36yrs come Nov.
    "Jealousy is never a good thing." ~ Me

    (BTW, I'm horribly jealous of all 3 of you.)
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Turtle View Post
    Wise words, Chance. This philosophy has helped my marriage to last 41 years come next Tuesday.

    Geoff
    Happy anniversary Geoff! 41 years together,, WOW!

    One of my few regrets is my wife and I weren't high-school sweethearts. I wasted a lot of my youth......I was 28 when we married.

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    It's humor, guys.
    For a joke to be funny, it has to have some truth to it,, of course I laughed out loud when I read "The Three Rings".

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    Me and the little one (as I call her) will be celebrating 36yrs come Nov.
    Any fool can sleep with a different woman every week. It takes a real man to satisfy the same woman for 36 years.

    Congratulations Lite_me, wishing you and The Little One many more.

    ~ Chance
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    As I sit here in a hotel room in far off Buffalo ready to move my first born son into his dorm, I can’t help but think of all the other parents and children embarking on this same life-changing event. So I thought an open letter to entering college freshman might be appropriate.
    Dear child whose parents are crying,

    The moment you have been planning for is finally here - you are off to college. This is your time to shine and you should prepare to shine brightly.
    For those of you who are leaving home, remember although it is a rite of passage and part of becoming an adult, you are not leaving your family. They will always be a part of you. They were there in the beginning when you came into their lives, they watched over you and kept you safe and loved you every single day for all these years. They share your memories of preschool finger paintings, little league, dance recitals, gymnastics, Brownies, Cub Scouts and more. Your life has been their life and it is now time you go on to find your own.
    College is a place to spread your wings and grow. Where you can flex your intellectual muscles and soak in the knowledge that surrounds you. Until now school has been a requirement. College is a choice - a choice to further your education and build on your life experiences. Make the most of your time. Pick interesting classes wherever you can (you’ll always have to take the boring ones). Study hard, do the best work you can. There is plenty of time to have fun and study.
    Speaking of fun, this new chapter of your life will find you making lifelong friends. Pick people who are fun, caring, smart, funny, honest and loyal. Get to know all different kinds of people… life’s more interesting that way. Choose your friends wisely.
    Sadly, chances are the economy will not have fully rebounded by the time you graduate and getting a job sucks. Employers choose people who show their abilities through their hard work, participation in activities and a willingness to help others. So join things - clubs, intramural sports, community service activities. Get to know your professors and advisors. They will come in handy when you need a reference or recommendation and a lot of them have contacts in the ‘real world’ which will help tremendously when you are job seeking. Be very nice to them.
    When you’re uncertain on how to proceed and you’re tempted to do something you know you shouldn’t or something that isn’t exactly legal, remember: you will now be treated as an adult. There are no do-overs. Don’t throw away your entire future for a night of illegal fun.
    If you ever doubt yourself in college, remember this day has been years in the making and though you may not feel it right now, you are ready. Believe in what you can accomplish and you will accomplish great things! This is a BIG change in your life, and although change can be hard, it’s nothing you can’t handle. Give yourself time to learn ‘the ropes’ and ask for help. There are many people that will have the answers you are looking for. Don’t be afraid to ask.
    You will be making decisions in college that will affect your life years from now. Make choices that will be good for you; your choice of study should reflect you, not your parents or your friends. Get all the information you need to make good selections. Trust your judgment.
    Now be fearless and start your adventure! And don’t forget to call your parents. They need to hear from you at times other than when you need money!
    Sometimes, when I'm feeling down because nothing seems to be going right, I like to take a home pregnancy test. Then I can say, "Hey, at least I'm not pregnant

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    Griff- Wise words. PM sent...

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    If you don't make a habit of listening to your wife, this guy will.

    ~ Chance

    My friends call me The Love Doctor.
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Ha ha!

    Best use of a smiley I've ever seen on CPF.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post

    ....call me The Love Doctor.
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    Chance aka Dr. Love~~~~ big,,bigger,,biggest
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    When all else fails, read the manual -Unknown

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    Don't let the twins make driving decisions. Nine out of ten times they'll lead you astray.

    ~ Me
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    "Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home."

    - Sir David Frost


    (Perhaps not exactly words to live by but something to consider next time you flip on the tube.)

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    I can't remember who the comedian was that told this joke. "I came home from working all day and had to laugh at the stupid flies spending their life buzzing around my poarchlight. Then I went inside and watched five hours of TV."

    ~ Chance
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    Hampsters are like cigarettes. Perfectly harmless until you stick one in your mouth and light it on fire. -Comedian John Branyan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    "Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home."

    - Sir David Frost


    (Perhaps not exactly words to live by but something to consider next time you flip on the tube.)
    There's a little bit of Groucho Marx in that statement. RIP Mr Frost. Thanks for keeping them honest.
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    RIP Sir David Frost...your voice will certainly be missed!

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    Two of my favorites:

    If momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy.

    Never attribute to malice or hate that which can be explained my stupidity or thoughtlessness.
    (That last one is really a key to happiness. )

    But the words that are really most important to live by are....

    I'm sorry honey.
    and
    Yes dear.

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    You'll never wake up in the morning wishing You'd drank more the night before.

    ~ Me C.G.
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    Words To Live By.......rest in peace!?

    Sorry, just couldn't let that one go by.

    ~ Chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Words To Live By.......rest in peace!?
    Sounds like something that James Bond would say.

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    I'm thinking it would be something Bill would say, right before killing someone.

    ~ Chance

    That's Bill as in Kill Bill, not Bullzeyebill.
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    Or Bullzeyebill too....
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    I'm thinking it would be something Bill would say, right before killing someone.

    ~ Chance

    That's Bill as in Kill Bill, not Bullzeyebill.
    "You're not a bad person...you're my favorite person."

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    You know what they say about assuming; it makes an ass out of u and Ming. At the very least, you can always blame it completely on Ming.

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    You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

    -Albert Einstein

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    When trying to understand humanity, keep in mind that at one time two cities went to war. Thousands of men died. They fought over ... a bucket.

    ~ Me.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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