Words to the Wise.

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Words to the Wise.

Post by WIZARD » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:45 am

Words to the Wise.

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you advise, experience.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you teach, learn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you do, don't.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.


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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by Mad Dilys » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:50 pm

Brilliant! :up
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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by timetraveller » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:53 pm

Shouldn't the last line be 'before you die, LIVE'? :)

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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by WIZARD » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:56 pm

And why not if it makes you happy timetraveller :D
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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by timetraveller » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:34 pm

Will make me happy thankyou Wiz. :) Not trying to be pedantic, it was just the version I'd heard before and seems to work better... :)

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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by WIZARD » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:10 pm

You know TT I think you may well be right. The last line does read better your way doesn't.
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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:43 pm

Good one Wiz (and I think I like LIVE better than Give too)

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Re: Words to the Wise.

Post by Mad Dilys » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:27 am

Well, I still prefer give, 'cos if you give you really live. ;)
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