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29th August 2015, 09:21 PM
From your existence on this plain, life, what at this moment in time would you pass on as a piece of advice to your fellow human being?

My flippant one would be, look after number one and make sure you don't stand on number twos.

Your reply can be flippant or serious, all welcomed:)

Doc Vernon
29th August 2015, 09:24 PM
Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you!
But beware there are those that wont give a damn!
So those you can rule out and Kick in the you know what! LOL;)

Frederick Lacey
29th August 2015, 09:51 PM
For the Women......Please remain seated during the entire performance...

For the Blokes........Stand close, it may be shorter than you think...


30th August 2015, 04:27 AM
To those bringing up kids, "Don't do as I do, do as I say". Or "sit there and speak when your spoken to." " Children should be seen and not heard." " Sit there and wait until everyone else has finished". "Wait till your father gets home", for those with fathers at sea had a long wait. Advice which will never be taken by the modern day parent. Most would be aghast at the old saying spare the rod and spoil the child. JS. Cappys favourite, " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" just to bring back memories of his love affair with the Emu he befriended whilst on the run from the law Down Under. JS

Ivan Cloherty
30th August 2015, 07:56 AM
[QUOTE=j JS. Cappys favourite, " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" JS[/QUOTE]

You got the wrong way round John it's 'a hand in the bird is worth two in the bush'

john gill
30th August 2015, 09:06 AM
Perhaps..... Don't beat about the bush as you may not see the forest for the trees.

31st August 2015, 12:58 AM
#4 'Wait till your father gets home' was no use in our house John, as they knew he would hit them with a mars bar;) Probably quite a few here may not agree but decided early on never to smack, never mind hit our children. Yes patience was needed but they were chastised and explained to why their behaviour was naughty or unacceptable from as young as three. Never had a problem with any of them I did have "a look" though which stopped them crossing the line. Of course they often referred to the eyes in the back of my head for a long time!:rolleyes:

Des Taff Jenkins
31st August 2015, 01:13 AM
Hi Marion.
Life's a bitch and then you die.
Cheers Des

Braid Anderson
31st August 2015, 03:43 AM
The other day Sharon asked me if she could ask me some questions about her homework. She's in remedial classes because she missed so much schooling in Lae before I rescued her off the streets. I told her never to be scared to ask me questions, and I'd answer whatever I can. But, like everyone else in this world, I don't know everything. Then I gave her MY words of wisdom:-
"The day you stop learning is the day you start to die."

happy daze john in oz
31st August 2015, 06:16 AM
Do unto others as they would do unto you but make sure you do it first.

Brenda Shackleton
31st August 2015, 01:09 PM
My Mum's advice was, " Just do your best - that's all you can do."

And from William Shakespeare- "To thine ownself be true" That is; no lies not even white or little ones................


Dennis McGuckin
31st August 2015, 10:15 PM
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government.
John Adams

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys
P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else.
Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when government does it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
P.J. O'Rourke