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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: Dec 21, 2014 11:10:27 AM

Do people demand a really just system? Well, we'll arrange it so that they'll be satisfied with one that's a little less unjust ... They want a revolution, and we'll give them reforms -- lots of reforms; we'll drown them in reforms. Or rather, we'll drown them in promises of reforms, because we'll never give them real ones either!!

-- DARIO FO
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 7:35:35 AM

"A free man must not be told how to think, either by the government or by social activists. He may certainly be shown the right way, but he must not accept being forced into it." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 11:58:30 PM

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

---Criss Jami
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:28:08 AM

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

-- FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:31:26 AM

"Bushido is all very well in its way, but it is no match for a 30-06." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:28:24 PM

"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."

---Denis Waitley

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:42:25 AM

The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities.

-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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heyman_31036
Sophomore Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:17:37 AM

"Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer."
Mark Twain
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:37:19 PM

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied."

---Arnold H. Glasow

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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 5:06:38 PM

Go ahead make my day.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:40:30 PM

Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving.

-- JOHN FLETCHER
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 6:18:00 AM

"The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range." - Jeff Cooper
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Foolingurself
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:23:47 PM

This too shall pass
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:34:36 PM

The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity.

-- SOPHOCLES
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 2:46:03 PM

"If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

---P. J. O'Rourke

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:53:22 AM


For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."

-John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (1807-1892)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:31:20 AM

"One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure — and in some cases I have — that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:42:50 AM

"A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else."

---George Savile

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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 5:29:44 PM



"There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed."

~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:03:24 AM

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

-- Don Marquis
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:29:28 AM


To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

-George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 4:59:57 PM

"Already a couple of the faithful have sent in checks for a foundation memorial to the innocents who perished at the hands of the ninja at Waco ... I have been criticized by referring to our federal masked men as 'ninja' ... Let us reflect upon the fact that a man who covers his face shows reason to be ashamed of what he is doing. A man who takes it upon himself to shed blood while concealing his identity is a revolting perversion of the warrior ethic. It has long been my conviction that a masked man with a gun is a target. I see no reason to change that view." - Jeff Cooper
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:22:46 AM

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

-- Francis Jeffrey (1773 - 1850)
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:06:55 PM

"Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality."

---Sherwood Smith
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 4:16:20 PM

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 10:39:28 AM

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

-- Arthur Brisbane
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 11:51:54 PM

"All the people constitute the militia - according to the Founding Fathers. Therefore every able-bodied man has a duty under the Constitution to become part of the 'well-regulated' militia, specifically to understand and perform well with the individual weapon currently issued to the regular establishment. Thus one who has not qualified himself with the M-16 may not be considered to be a responsible citizen." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 12:40:32 PM

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:43:16 AM

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

-- Herbert Hoover
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:03:14 PM

"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."

---Don Marquis
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:26:52 PM

It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.

-- Mark Twain
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 1:46:38 PM

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."

---W. C. Fields

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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 6:23:59 PM

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner"
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 5:27:27 PM

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

---Voltaire
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:03:55 AM

"I can't breathe"

-- Eric Garner
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 9:54:03 AM


"Faith" is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see -- / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency.

-Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 6:31:30 AM

"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands." - Jeff Cooper
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 5:27:18 PM

“Coaching 101: First you build the team, and then you build the torture chamber for underperformers.”

-- Jarod Kintz
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:28:28 AM

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

---Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 9:08:35 AM


“…incompetent people do not recognize—scratch that, cannot recognize—just how incompetent they are,”

“What’s curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.”

- David Dunning, psychologist

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GROG4GZ
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 8:47:19 AM

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."

Anthony Brandt
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:13:00 AM

"The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 4:05:14 PM

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

---Harry S Truman
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 9:45:25 AM


The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.

-Louis de Bernieres, novelist (b. 1954)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 9:36:53 AM

The war to preserve the privilege of mythmaking”

-- Marvin Bell
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 6:12:38 AM

"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 5:50:29 PM

"The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis."

---Dalai Lama

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 11:55:22 AM

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.

-- Alexander Jodorowsky
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 9:22:51 AM

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting, have a gun." - Jeff Cooper
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 8:22:01 PM

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

---Randy Pausch
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:29:01 AM

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”

-- Douglas Adams
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