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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: Jan 28, 2015 9:57:21 AM

Gustav Mahler: "I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way."
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 8:24:58 AM

"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:56:09 AM

Franz Liszt: "Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist."
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 5:43:24 AM

"Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement." - Theodore Roosevelt
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:59:06 AM


Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.

-Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, TV host, actor, and writer (b. 26 Jan 1958)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:24:10 AM

" No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:10:08 AM

Bela Bartok: "Competitions are for horses, not artists."
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:08:28 AM

Leonard Bernstein : "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time."
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:24:40 AM

"Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 2:46:21 PM

Claude Debussy: "Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art."
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:56:56 AM

"I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:07:10 AM

“All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub.”

-- JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:03:40 AM

"I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 1:42:23 PM

“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”

-- LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 9:22:56 AM


Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.

-Lord Byron, poet (22 Jan 1788-1824)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:03:42 AM

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 10:11:55 AM

Neither rejoice nor lament prematurely; for whatever may happen, all will be well if we only have health; for happiness exists--merely in the imagination.

-- WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 9:01:28 AM


In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.

-Ethan Allen, revolutionary (21 Jan 1738-1789)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 6:11:45 AM

"The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead." - Theodore Roosevelt
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 12:38:13 AM

"Do the right thing." ~ Spike Lee
You seldom go wrong when decisions in life are made using your conscience and common sense.
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mwhbulldog
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 11:34:32 AM

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:27:52 AM

Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere. Our moral sense dictates a clearcut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights. We do not seek to intimidate, but it is clear that a world which others can dominate with impunity would be inhospitable to decency and a threat to the well-being of all people.

-- JIMMY CARTER
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:43:02 AM

"The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 4:03:50 PM

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

-- MARTIN LUTHER KING
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 7:04:49 AM

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'" - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 8:57:48 AM

He that gives a portion of his time and talent to the investigation of mathematical truth, will come to all other questions with a decided advantage over his opponents.

-- CHARLES CALEB COLTON
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 7:32:35 AM

"The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:05:38 AM

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

-- OLIVER GOLDSMITH
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 5:47:05 AM

"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 10:21:40 AM

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

-- BERTRAND RUSSELL
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:18:32 AM

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 10:25:35 AM

Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.

-- JOHN C. MAXWELL
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 9:13:09 AM


It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.

-Moliere, actor and playwright (1622-1673)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 6:05:00 AM

"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 9:41:17 AM

We are only just beginning to understand the power of love because we are just beginning to understand the weakness of force and aggression.

-- B. F. SKINNER
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 6:03:25 AM

"Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures." - Theodore Roosevelt
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 1:03:36 AM

"The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks."

---Simon Sinek

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 9:14:32 AM

You take my life when you take the means whereby I live.

-- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 6:07:53 AM

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 1:12:32 AM

"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."

---Edward Gibbon

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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 3:57:39 PM


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

~ Edmund Burke
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 5:56:02 AM

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive." - Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 5:12:57 AM

When sincerity fails, the offer of money usually works.

-- MARK FUHRMAN
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Overland1
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 11:58:16 PM

"If it's wet, and it's not yours, then don't touch it."
-Unknown
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 11:19:37 PM

"Great wisdom is generous;
petty wisdom is contentious.
Great speech is impassioned,
small speech cantankerous."

---Zhuangzi

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 10:22:04 AM

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -- except by getting off his back.

-- LEO TOLSTOY
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 9:24:50 AM

"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage." - Theodore Roosevelt
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 2:17:35 AM

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

---George Washington Carver



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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 9:08:08 AM

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: your tax dollar will go farther.

-- Wernher von Braun
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 8:03:41 AM

"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 1:33:15 AM

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."

---Napoleon Hill

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