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Originally posted by magestica
How old are you?
Don't concider these rules of ATS, but they are good rules to live by.
Originally posted by BULLofSEVENBATTLES
Hoist a Guinness with me, Advisor! Slainte!
Originally posted by ADVISOR
Hello, how are you? I'm ADVISOR.
Ok, for those who don't know, that was a Gaelic/Celtic introduction. It's fitting as the next few lines I'm about to share are wise words spoken by Fionn Mac Cumhail(pronounced Finn Mac Cool), and a couple triads from Old Eire. I'll make this history lesson brief. This is mostly for you newer members, if any will read this.
Utter not swaggering speech, nor say thou wilt not yield what is right; it is a shameful thing to speak too stiffly unless that it be feasible to carry out thy words. (Walk like you talk — talk like you walk.)
Be no tale-bearer, nor utterer of falsehoods; be not talkative nor rashly censorious. Stir not up strife against thee, however good a man thou be. (When in doubt — and that should be often — keep your mouth shut.)
Censure not any if he be of grave repute; stand not up to take part in a brawl; have naught to do with a madman or a wicked one. (Everyone should have their say; listen particularly to the aged, and the famous. Do not get involved in fights – the fianna stand not for one king over another. Beware the machinations of the unseelie and the wicked. They still walk among us.)
Man is three things; Who we think we are, who others think we are, and who we really are.
Three reasons for keeping silent: against saying the thing one ought not, against speaking in the way one ought not, and against speaking in the place one ought not.
Three reasons for speaking, come what may: for instruction against ignorance, counsel against strife, and truth against harmful falsehood.
Three things which strengthen a person to stand against the whole world: Seeing the quality and beauty of truth; seeing beneath the cloak of falsehood; and seeing to what ends truth and falsehood come.
Three strange things in the world: loving war more than peace, loving excess more than sufficiency, and loving falsehood more than truth
Don't concider these rules of ATS, but they are good rules to live by. Also the above is not a complete list, as it is by far a meager portion of ages old wisdom.
[Edited on 8-7-2003 by ADVISOR]