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NousDefionsDoc
07-19-2004, 16:32
What philosophy or code do you try to live by?

I am partial to these:

"Be professional, be polite, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet." USMC Rules for Gunfighting #21

and

"Don't be late, don't be light and don't be last."

Air.177
07-19-2004, 16:39
I've always liked,"Always Cheat, Always Win" Personally

Huey14
07-19-2004, 17:34
"It never hurts to be polite to a man, especially when you intend to kill him."

"Keep your friends close, and your enemys closer"

"Don't give way to buses."

D9
07-19-2004, 17:51
"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."
-- Ayn Rand

That just about sums it up for me.

I also like:

"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
-- John Galt

Air.177
07-19-2004, 18:04
Originally posted by D9
"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productivite achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."
-- Ayn Rand

That just about sums it up for me.

I also like:

"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
-- John Galt

I am suprised, Nothing at all about the persecution of heavy equipment;) LOL

The Reaper
07-19-2004, 18:11
Least he isn't a cheater.

TR

Air.177
07-19-2004, 18:16
Originally posted by The Reaper
Least he isn't a cheater.

TR

True

flyboy1
07-19-2004, 18:34
Not quite the original, but the meaning comes out the same:

"You are better off keeping your mouth shut and just letting people think you are a fool, than opening your mouth and removing all doubt"

"Think before you talk yourself into stupidity"

AngelsSix
07-19-2004, 18:39
Know what you are capable of, realize you are capable of more and learn something every day.

Kill them with kindness......I have learned that works like a charm.

Remember where you came from, don't shit on the little guy, because he will remember that on the way past you on the ladder.

jeep
07-19-2004, 21:14
"To every man, there comes in his lifetime, that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents;
What a tragedy if that moment should find him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour."

-Sir Winston Churchill

Jack Moroney (RIP)
07-19-2004, 21:15
My philosophy about golf: I do not see any reason to expend any energy hitting anything with a club unless it screams or bleeds.

My philosophy when being interviewed to become a general's aide: I didn't go to school to be anyone's boot black.

My philosophy when querried about my lack of desire to serve on the Pentagon Joint Staff to enable me to be competitive in achieving general officer rank: The only time I would ever willingly wear a star is if I pumped gas for Texaco.

Jack Moroney:D

Brother Rat
07-19-2004, 21:19
What Would NDD Do?

Team Sergeant
07-19-2004, 21:22
Be nice, until its time not to be nice.

From a former team mate;

What comes around goes around, and when its coming around for the second time, its usually moving a lot faster....

Team Sergeant

Guy
07-19-2004, 21:34
Originally posted by Team Sergeant
Be nice, until its time not to be nice.

From a former team mate;

What comes around goes around, and when its coming around for the second time, its usually moving a lot faster....

Team Sergeant

My first trip was not "all of that".

My second trip was for keeps!

Slick
07-19-2004, 22:19
[after falling or hurting myself my mom would always ask me, when I was young] "Can you move it? ...you'll live"
that phrase shapes my life and outlook on how I get through shitty times.

another
Be patient and hit your objective when the time is right for you.

DDD
07-19-2004, 23:43
"Just because I'm paraniod, doesn't mean people aren't out to get me"

Max_Tab
07-20-2004, 00:11
Originally posted by Jack Moroney
My philosophy about golf: I do not see any reason to expend any energy hitting anything with a club unless it screams or bleeds.

My philosophy when being interviewed to become a general's aide: I didn't go to school to be anyone's boot black.

My philosophy when querried about my lack of desire to serve on the Pentagon Joint Staff to enable me to be competitive in achieving general officer rank: The only time I would ever willingly wear a star is if I pumped gas for Texaco.

Jack Moroney:D

God bless you Sir. Were there but more like you it would be a better military.

My philosophy was told me by my first fire team leader. "You can take care of your career, and let your men take care of themselves, or you can take care of your men, and let your career take care of itself. More of a good quote, but I still try to live by it.

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 09:11
Great stuff!

Col - My philosophy on golf as taught to me by a very good sniper:
"Waste of a perfectly good KD range. Why, they even went to all the trouble of building us these little rests (Ts), marking off exact distances to the target stand holes and giving us those little red wind indicators. Now go get the guns out of the vehicle and load up."

LOL

Ghostrider
07-20-2004, 09:25
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

What goes around comes around.....(although I like the 2nd part that the Team Sergeant had alot).

Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.;)

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 09:36
Originally posted by Team Sergeant
Be nice, until its time not to be nice.

From a former team mate;

What comes around goes around, and when its coming around for the second time, its usually moving a lot faster....

Team Sergeant

LOL

DunbarFC
07-20-2004, 09:57
Your bad planning is not my emergency

Gypsy
07-20-2004, 12:39
Originally posted by Ghostrider


Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.;)

My signature, most of the time.

The golden rule...do unto others.... (unless they really get on my last nerve)

What goes round comes round (I like the addendum on TS's entry)

brewmonkey
07-20-2004, 14:55
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

No plan survives the first contact intact.

In the absence of orders, attack.

They are all cheesy and old but they work.

Roguish Lawyer
07-20-2004, 15:02
Originally posted by brewmonkey
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

I prefer, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 15:06
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
I prefer, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

Hence your new status? LOL

Congratulations.

Roguish Lawyer
07-20-2004, 15:13
Originally posted by NousDefionsDoc
Congratulations.

Thanks. Happy to help. Still trying to figure out how to reset a post count. LMAO

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 15:16
You can't.:D

The Reaper
07-20-2004, 15:35
Originally posted by NousDefionsDoc
You can't.:D

Sorry, you only got the water pistol version of the God Gun, with training wheels.

You minor powers also only work in your little fiefdom.

Don't mess with the Big Dogs, Counsel.

TR

Roguish Lawyer
07-20-2004, 15:40
Originally posted by The Reaper
Sorry, you only got the water pistol version of the God Gun, with training wheels.

You minor powers also only work in your little fiefdom.

Don't mess with the Big Dogs, Counsel.

TR

Duh, I know that. Just foolin with the People's Medic. :D

The Reaper
07-20-2004, 15:48
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Duh, I know that. Just foolin with the People's Medic. :D

I should have known that you would not be "the grey man".

TR

Sacamuelas
07-20-2004, 15:56
"No mistake or failure is as bad as to stop and not try again."

"Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it."

"Don't take yourself too seriously if you wish to get any joy out of life."

Bourne
07-20-2004, 16:29
"Life is about little victories."

"Will beats skill any day."

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 16:34
Originally posted by Bourne
"Life is about little victories."

"Will beats skill any day."

I like the first one - sounds very SERE

The 2nd one - might ask AQ about that.:D

Roguish Lawyer
07-20-2004, 17:15
Originally posted by NousDefionsDoc
The 2nd one - might ask AQ about that.:D

I think it remains to be seen whether we have the will to finish the job.

Roycroft201
07-20-2004, 20:57
A hundred years from now

it will not matter

what my bank account was,

the sort of house I lived in,

or the kind of car I drove.

But, the world may be different

because I was important

in the life of a child.

--author unknown.

NousDefionsDoc
07-20-2004, 20:59
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
I think it remains to be seen whether we have the will to finish the job.

I guess we'll know in November.

ghuinness
07-20-2004, 21:26
Mine all have a certain theme:

There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man.
~Sir Winston Churchill

A horse gallops with its lungs, perserveres with its heart, and wins with its character.
~Tessio

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
~ Anonymous

It doesn't start with a horse,
It begins with a frame of mind.
For the long run it's the test of the ring,
But in short it's the test of time.
Patience is Dressage.
~Anonymous

Galadriel
07-21-2004, 01:19
There are 3 things in life that are inevitable; death, taxes, and shit happening.

Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.

Karma's a bitch. Better stay on my good side.

Solid
07-21-2004, 02:21
"Situation excellent, I am attacking!"
(I know, I know, every quote list has to have some Foch but this is a genuine approach to life!)

NDD wrote an excellent paragraph or eight on the SF mindset. Grab any contiguous sentences from that post and they will apply here.

Solid

NousDefionsDoc
07-21-2004, 08:06
One I picked up last night from my new OSS book:

"If you fall, fall foward." William Donovan

Solid
07-21-2004, 08:54
On a similar theme-
"It's not about how hard or fall you fall, but how quickly you come back again."
---
"Pain is just information sent to your brain"

larfive
07-21-2004, 09:19
As long as I can remember I have always lived by this,

Ich will Niemals Aufgeben! (I will never quit!) Thanks JM

This has become a mantra to me when Im sucking the most. I keep repeating it in my head as I continue to drive on.

My old man used to always tell me that quiting like everything else can become a habbit. This is a habbit I should never have.

My second one is my signature below also by my old man.

CPTAUSRET
07-21-2004, 23:21
Slicks are for kids!

Go guns, or go home:

Terry

BadMuther
07-21-2004, 23:27
You ain't cheating, you ain't trying....

Win at all costs, cuz no one gives a fuck why you lost......

When driving, gross tonnage ALWAYS wins....

Better to have and not need, then need and not have!

Better to be judged by 12 then carried by 6!

Better to fight dirty then to lose clean......

Sdiver
07-21-2004, 23:37
"Beware of the toes you step on today, they could be connected to the butt you kiss tomorrow."

and when I used to Joust

"Cheat To Win !!! Cheat To Win !!!"

Bravo1-3
07-22-2004, 01:52
"All I have in this world are my balls, and my word."

"Everyone is going to die some day, it is how we meet that day that is our true measure."

"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear! "

"When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car."

NousDefionsDoc
07-22-2004, 08:44
Originally posted by CPTAUSRET
Slicks are for kids!

Go guns, or go home:

Terry

Silly Rabbit!

Bourne
07-24-2004, 09:15
Originally posted by NousDefionsDoc
I like the first one - sounds very SERE

The 2nd one - might ask AQ about that.:D


Yeah, I guess that one wouldn't apply to AQ. :)
My running coach used to say that to me. I guess it ran along the lines of what Prefontaine used to say: "I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it."

brownapple
07-24-2004, 20:45
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them." - John Wayne

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - T. Roosevelt