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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: 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
Champion Author Illinois

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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
Champion Author Illinois

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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
Champion Author Illinois

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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
Baron62nd
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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."
Baron62nd
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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"
Baron62nd
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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"
CookieAcct
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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)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:32:51 AM

Richard Wagner: "Imagination creates reality."
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 6:03:23 AM

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." - Thomas Jefferson
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 9:52:14 AM

The best prophet of the future is the past.
-Lord Byron
marcelpr
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 9:27:03 AM

"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say"

--Flannery O'Connor
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:25:34 AM

Maurice Ravel: "The only love affair I have ever had was with music."
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:08:41 AM

"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 10:41:27 AM

Giacomo Puccini: "Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements."
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:46:30 AM


What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.

-Boris Pasternak, poet and novelist (10 Feb 1890-1960)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 6:16:01 AM

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." - Thomas Jefferson
GROG4GZ
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:13:02 AM

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:01:09 AM

Benjamin Britten: "The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Night time is for sleeping."
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:10:06 AM

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." - Thomas Jefferson
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 8:08:01 AM

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 7:12:33 AM

Karlheinz Stockhausen: "I'm an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery."
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:48:24 AM

John Cage: "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 8:03:16 AM

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 10:01:55 AM

Richard Strauss: "I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer."
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:10:42 AM

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:14:23 AM

"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."

---Leo Tolstoy

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 9:33:42 AM


All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

-Adlai Stevenson, governor, ambassador (5 Feb 1900-1965)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 7:13:25 AM

Dmitri Shostakovich: "A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one."
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