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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
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 2:35:07 AM

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

-- Margaret Mitchell
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:45:38 PM

“A mind is only as sharp as the knife, that strives to cut through thoughts
too tough for the blade, before it breaks or goes dull.”

---Anthony Liccione
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Trucky3212
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 3:39:09 PM

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W.C. Fields.
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 2:48:28 PM

"The rule for effective governance is simple. It is one Ronald Reagan knew by heart. And one that he successfully employed with Social Security and the Cold War. When there is a problem, you fix it. That is the job you have been sent to do and you cannot wait for someone else to do it for you." - Chris Christie
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:00:31 AM

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

-- Tom Bodett
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:26:27 PM

Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.”

-- Lemony Snicket
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:32:23 PM

“Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.”

---Blaise Pascal
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:51:31 AM

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." - Richard M. Nixon
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:57:34 PM

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

---Helen Keller
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teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:19:09 PM



"The bad news is time flies. The good news is we're the pilot."

~ Michael Althsuler
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:26:32 AM

"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop." - H. L. Mencken
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:26:09 AM

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.”

-- Galileo Galilei

[Edited by: RockCity at 8/31/2014 7:26:26 AM EST]
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:59:06 PM

"There is no human experience that can be termed true science unless it can be mathematically demonstrated."

---Leonardo da Vinci
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Rudolf_Golf
Rookie Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:44:15 PM

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Isaac Asimov
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:01:21 AM

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." - Ulysses S. Grant
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:58:00 AM


While science continually uncovers new mysteries, it has removed much of what was once regarded as deeply mysterious. Although we certainly do not know the exact nature of every component of the universe, the basic principles of physics seem to apply out to the farthest horizon visible to us today.
-- Victor J Stenger
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:19:52 AM

“When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.”

-- Jean-Paul Sartre
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:10:57 AM


The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

-John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:28:35 AM

The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”

-- Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:08:16 AM

"To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern." - Sarah Palin
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:47:27 PM

“We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”

---Bill Watterson
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Glasman
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:27:56 AM

GO ARMY-BEAT NAVY
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:19:34 AM

"The great object is that every man be armed." - Patrick Henry
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:44:51 AM

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

-- Albert Einstein
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:33:02 PM

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”

---Albert Einstein
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:38:26 AM

"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy." - William Westmoreland
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:42:04 AM

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”

-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:59:35 AM


Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher (1770-1831)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:25:57 AM

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - Norman Schwarzkopf
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:30:19 AM

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

---Jonas Salk

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:55:50 AM

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
-- S.E. Hinton
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:32:11 PM

"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."

---Walter Lippmann
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:11:59 AM

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

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:17:20 AM

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:56:27 AM


Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.

-Martin Amis, novelist (b. 1949)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:56:33 AM

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored"

-- Aldous Huxley
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:31:12 AM

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”

---Anne McCaffrey
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:45:06 AM

"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars." - William Westmoreland
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:05:19 AM

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.

-- Joseph Joubert
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:42:22 AM

"True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable."

---Jeremy Collier
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:45:23 AM

"What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors." - Robert E. Lee
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:31:15 AM

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.

-- George Santayana
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:09:25 AM

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."

---Confucius
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marcelpr
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:04:35 AM

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
I'll remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead"

---Adele
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:23:54 AM

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:54:36 AM

"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." - William Tecumseh Sherman
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:05:51 AM

If you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.

-- Unknown
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:53:14 AM


The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.

-Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (1920-2012)
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 1:13:53 AM

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."

---Arnold H. Glasow

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teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 5:01:46 PM


"If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."

~ Sir George Porter, quoted in The Observer, 26 August 1973
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