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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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Baron62nd
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:43:17 AM


Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.

-Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1955)
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 4:51:22 PM

"I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me." - Clint Eastwood
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:42:02 AM


The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

-William Wordsworth, poet (1770-1850)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 2:09:03 AM

I try to make my comments like a woman's skirt: long enough to be respectable and short enough to be interesting. 

-- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. 
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crgator
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:37:03 AM

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

Golda Meir
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 2:07:44 AM

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

? Aristotle
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:14:45 PM

"President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." - Clint Eastwood
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:18:25 AM

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. 

-- Booker T. Washington
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 4:14:47 PM

"I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we - we own this country. We - we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours." - Clint Eastwood
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:07:13 AM


Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.

— Karl Popper
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 4:59:06 AM

They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn't the right word. I call it survival. 

-- Russel Honore
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 4:52:58 PM

"I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it." - Clint Eastwood
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