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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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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 9:45:03 AM

I grow old, I grow old.
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk along the beach,

Where I shall hear the mermaids singing, each to each.

--I do not think that they will sing for me.

from "The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T. S. Eliot
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:45:03 AM

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

-- Leonard Louis Levinson
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:44:58 AM


Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.

-William Beveridge, economist and reformer (5 Mar 1879-1963)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:07:57 AM

"I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 6:29:03 PM

"Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”

-- Mark Twain
CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 8:24:16 AM


It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!

-George Gamow, physicist and cosmologist (4 Mar 1904-1968)
teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 3:23:43 AM


“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

~ Euripides, Bacchae
Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 5:38:27 PM

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it." - Thomas Jefferson
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 8:03:11 AM


Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it's the only one you have.

-Emile Chartier, philosopher (3 Mar 1868-1951)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 6:31:03 AM

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

[Edited by: RockCity at 3/3/2015 6:31:36 AM EST]
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 4:29:20 PM

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own." - Thomas Jefferson
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 9:11:45 AM


Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

-Dr. Seuss, author and illustrator (2 Mar 1904-1991)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 5:30:22 AM

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”

-- Henry David Thoreau
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 9:54:34 AM

"In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:54:29 AM

Johnny Cash: You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:38:02 AM


“In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”

~ Bill Watterson
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:06:23 AM

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 2:22:45 AM

Naomi Judd: Hope is a gift we give ourselves, and it remains when all else is gone.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:54:50 PM


“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”

~ Albert Einstein
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:46:34 PM

"Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 10:29:27 AM

Willie Nelson: Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:46:53 PM

"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:14:49 AM

Dolly Parton: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:41:38 PM

"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition." - Thomas Jefferson
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:51:52 AM


The pain passes but the beauty remains.

-Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artist [responding to Matisse on why he painted in spite of his painful arthritis] (25 Feb 1841-1919)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:04:17 AM

Conway Twitty: A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 5:06:27 PM

"It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 10:55:46 AM

Reba McEntire: To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 10:16:03 PM

"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned." - Thomas Jefferson
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:59:25 AM


The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience.

-W.E.B. Du Bois, educator, civil rights activist, and writer (23 Feb 1868-1963)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:35:44 AM

Garth Brooks: When there's only one race, and that's mankind, we shall be free.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:15:16 AM

"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:38:02 AM

Duke Ellington: It is becoming increasingly difficult to decide where jazz starts or where it stops, where Tin Pan Alley begins and jazz ends, or even where the borderline lies between between classical music and jazz. I feel there is no boundary line.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 12:30:35 PM

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?" - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 8:55:04 AM

Wynton Marsalis: “A beat is a moment in the life a groove."
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:25:37 PM

Miles Davis: “I don’t care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing"
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 2:01:59 PM

Charlie Parker: “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art."

Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 6:10:11 AM

"He who knows best knows how little he knows." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:29:48 AM

Thelonious Monk: "Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture"
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 6:04:01 AM

"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 9:22:35 AM

"My music is the spiritual expression of what I am----My faith, my knowledge, my being........When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups....I want to speak to their souls."

-- John Coltrane
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 6:16:35 AM

"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 3:46:23 PM

Aaron Copland: "The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes", And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be "No."
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:21:28 AM


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

-Henry Adams, historian and teacher (16 Feb 1838-1918)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 6:05:47 AM

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 10:43:10 AM

William Shakespeare: "If music be the food of love, play on."
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 10:13:04 AM

"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 9:28:05 AM

Unknown: "He played like he was in jail - behind a few bars and couldn't find the key"
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:04:17 AM

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:21:26 AM

Sergei Rachmaninov: "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music"
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:43:43 AM


The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.

-Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (12 Feb 1809-1882)
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