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GASOG

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2009 3:21:41 PM

Share a famous quote you like, heard, shared etc...

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms” – Thomas Jefferson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:07:45 AM

 “Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.”

-- Wendell Berry 
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 9:45:19 AM


There is a name for the cure for poverty. It is called the empowerment of women.
-Christopher Hitchens
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:11:52 AM

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

Dr. Seuss

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:57:54 AM


Myth: we have to save the earth. Frankly, the earth doesn't need to be saved. Nature doesn't give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained. Saving the environment is really about saving our environment -- making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it. If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so.

-Robert M. Lilienfeld, management consultant and author (b. 1953) and William L. Rathje, archaeologist and author (b. 1945)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 2:40:50 AM

If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see it with representation. 

-- The Farmer's Almanac
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 4:20:39 PM

"Accepting federal funding undermines state sovereignty as states become beholden to federal requirements in order to keep the money flowing." - Bob Barr
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ExEastCoaster
Sophomore Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:09:01 PM

"A man with a watch knows the time. A man with two watches is never sure".

-- Source unknown
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PhilyPhanatic
Sophomore Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 1:39:26 PM

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. - Eldridge Cleaver
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sirreal1984
Veteran Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 1:29:30 PM

Sleep late, dream more. - Dove Chocolate wrapper
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 11:33:19 AM

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.

-- German Proverb
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:52:41 AM

"I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself."

Ringo Starr
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crgator
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:34:24 AM

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:53:31 PM

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased." - Alexander Hamilton
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:59:39 AM

When all is said and done a lot more will be said than done.

-- Anonymous
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:33:08 AM

"Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike." - Alexander Hamilton
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:43:07 AM

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew."

-- Pocahontas
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teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:19:38 AM


"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."

~ Dalai Lama

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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:49:13 AM

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing."

Herodotus
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:11:08 AM

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

-- Erica Jong
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:18:56 PM

"And it proves, in the last place, that liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments." - Alexander Hamilton
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:42:59 AM

"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:37:31 AM

"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:28:14 PM

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." - Barack Obama
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:50:52 AM


The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

-Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:32:05 AM

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. -- Amelia Earhart
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 4:37:10 PM

"These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be." - Mr. Obama, at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:18:35 AM

"Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns."

Allison Gappa Bottke

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:43:58 AM


As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:30:01 AM

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk.

-- Wendell Johnson
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:24:16 AM

"There were those who didn't want to hear it, but his loyalty was to the truth as he saw it."

Frank Barrett
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:08:28 AM

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." 

— Louisa May Alcott   
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:20:38 AM

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-- Voltaire
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crgator
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 9:16:10 AM

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:51:37 AM

It's not hard to find the truth. What is hard is not to run away from it once you have found it."

-- Prometheus
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:52:52 PM

"There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn't keep all of the promises he made to everybody." - Clint Eastwood
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:39:45 AM


“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

- Mae West
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crgator
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:43:32 AM

I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.

W. C. Fields

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:19:37 AM


I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

-Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:15:19 AM

"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it." 

-- Joseph Mengele
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:01:10 PM


For too long we've been told about "us" and "them." Each and every election we see a new slate of arguments and ads telling us that "they" are the problem, not "us." But there can be no "them" in America. There's only us.

--BILL CLINTON
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:58:10 PM

"You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best." - Clint Eastwood
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:43:34 AM


An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.

-William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:59:56 AM

There is no greater power in America today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion. No king or pope of old ever disposed of a power approached by that of a few dozen men who control America's mass news and entertainment media.

-- Mohamed Raisudeen
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:18:02 PM

"A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama." - Clint Eastwood
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:33:17 AM


Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.

-Paul Theroux, novelist (b. 1941)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:02:23 AM

You can have a Lord, you can have a King, but the man to fear is the tax collector.  

-- Sumerian clay tablet
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:27:13 PM

"A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness." - Clint Eastwood
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:58:02 AM


“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.”

~ Isaac Asimov
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:42:57 AM

"We've got the most prosperous culture in human history and we've also got the biggest spiritual hole in human history."

Mark Victor Hansen
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:45:59 AM

 If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

-- Derek Bok
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