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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: Oct 1, 2014 9:40:17 AM

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:10:14 AM

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

-- Benjamin Franklin
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 11:50:50 PM

"A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good."

---Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
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teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 2:43:58 PM


"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Gettysburg Address ~ President Abraham Lincoln ~ November 19, 1863

From a time when our elected officials actually served the people instead of the 1% corporations.
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:06:15 AM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
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WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:59:41 AM

Lead me, follow me or get out of my way.

....George S. Patton.
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:28:00 AM

Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other 'isms' grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.

-- Roger Ebert
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 11:38:39 PM

“Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands...”

---Daniel Goleman
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:36:43 AM

"A free people ought to be armed." - George Washington
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 3:26:15 AM

People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.

-- Democritus
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 2:37:29 AM

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out..”

---Winston Churchill
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:05:05 AM

"Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a safety hazard don’t see the danger of the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like." - Alan Dershowitz
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:51:52 AM

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

-- Dr. William Ralph Inge
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 11:30:17 PM

“I try not to be surprised. Surprise is the public face of a mind that has been closed.”

---Bernard Beckett,
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 7:07:55 AM

"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again; poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves." - D. H. Lawrence
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 3:07:45 AM

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

-- Douglas H. Everett
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:29:18 AM

"One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds."

---Frank Zappa

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:02:21 AM

"It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it." - Christian Slater
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:06:22 AM

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class

-- Al Capone
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:34:28 AM

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

---George Bernard Shaw
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:30:59 AM

"In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'" - Robin Williams
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 5:31:31 AM

With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People...ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.

-- Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 12:05:59 AM

"Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events."

---Robert A. Heinlein

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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 1:47:57 PM


Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

-Horace Walpole, novelist and essayist (1717-1797)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 8:30:49 AM

"Two rounds, center of mass, next target." USAF Range Officer.
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:22:11 AM

The danger of freedom is real, but enforced safety reeks of a much more odious danger.

-- Bryant McGill
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:53:36 PM

Frequently-used Dalai Lama quote:
"But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you ... it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."

The rest of his statement was:
"... Not at the head, where a fatal wound might result. But at some other body part, such as a leg."

[Edited by: drivebye at 9/23/2014 11:57:48 PM EST]
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:49:56 AM

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind the clouds
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves begin to die?
Like me, he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry

---Hank Williams
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:45:32 AM

"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there." - George Orwell
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 4:47:57 AM

Generalized statements ... which instill nebulous fear without specific information are exactly in line with the goals of terrorism. ”
-- Ze Frank
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 11:21:05 PM

"I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension."

---Herb Kelleher

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:36:51 AM

"The right to defend one's home and one's person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law." - Martin Luther King
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 5:41:54 AM

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

-- Edgar Allan Poe
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:34:29 PM

"Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty."

---Plato
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 12:05:11 PM

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

~ Ronald Reagan ~
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 7:53:29 AM

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

-- Kurt Vonnegut,
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 6:56:03 AM

"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." - G. K. Chesterton
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:34:14 PM

"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience."

---Laurence J. Peter

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 4:23:20 AM

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.”

-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 12:59:04 AM

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”

---Margaret Thatcher
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 5:02:03 PM


"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not."

~ Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)
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Snowplowerguy
All-Star Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:51:25 AM


Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

~ Ronald Reagan ~
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:02:04 AM

"A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders." - Larry Elder
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 5:36:34 AM

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”

-- Tim Fargo
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teafortwo
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:42:31 PM



"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

~ Shakespeare

Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230

When we smugly declare that "the lady doth protest too much," we almost always mean that the lady objects so much as to lose credibility.
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:14:47 PM

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away."

---Unknown
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 1:58:01 PM

"What The Mind Can Conceive - The Mind Can Achieve!" Claude M. Bristol
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:47:01 AM

"But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you ... it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." - Dalai Lama
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:34:51 AM

“The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people.”

-- Bill Maher
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:41:06 PM

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind."

---Albert Schweitzer
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