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This is kind of an offshoot from Pandora's random advice thread (which was funny, but nowhere near as good as Michael Layton's Random Beta thread) , but a little more on the serious side.

 

What's the best advice you have ever received, either solicited or not?

 

The best advice about life that I remember is a sign I saw in the locker room trying to get the soccer team pumped up for a championship game.

 

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before."

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My father gave me the advice his father gave him, on the eve of my wedding: "Don't lay a hand on that girl. She's small, but you've got to sleep sometime."

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"sit down and SHUT UP" wink.gif I am still working on that

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Obviously not given directly to me by Winston, but I think this is a stellar statement ....

 

"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill

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I was thinking about joining the services in my younger days, and when I asked my father about it, he said:

 

"Be prepared to lose your freedom for at least two years."

 

I ended up not joining because of that statement. thumbs_up.gif

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After I came back from Hawaii with $0.00 when I was 18 my Dad told me this.

 

"Never go anywhere you can't hitch-hike out of."

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at whitesaddle helicopters (think wwaddington) there is a sign that says-paraphrasing

 

"be careful around the back of the helicopter--rotors are expensive to replace"

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"perfect practice makes perfect"

 

said to me by a former coach while a bunch of us were whining about hard the task was. followed by

 

"why bother practicing to do it wrong?"

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From my grandfather:

 

"A man ain't no kind of man with out tools"

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When you are an aid climber, you must learn to stand tall in the saddle. I like to say, "It always looks better from the next step up."

 

- Dr. Piton

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A variation on chelle's: You only live life once....but that's enough if you do it right.

 

Ships are safe in the harbor, but that's not what they are made for.

 

And then there's Pearl Jam: I know that I was born and I know that I'll die, but in between it's mine.

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