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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 25, 2014 6:13:19 AM

"For it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of insuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion." - Alexander Hamilton
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:42:19 AM

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

-- Brigham Young
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:57:46 PM

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

---Benjamin Franklin
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:39:20 AM

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

-- Robert A. Heinlei
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:34:58 AM


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

-William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:20:14 AM

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." - Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:49:04 PM

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."

---Djuna Barnes

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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:38:10 AM


Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

-Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel prize in literature (1872-1970)
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:54:48 AM

“The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world except in the abodes of the guilty goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unweakened by their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of world war by their prowess and their devotion.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. All hearts go out to the fighter pilots, whose brilliant actions we see with our own eyes day after day but we must never forget that all the time, night after night, month after month, our bomber squadrons travel far into Germany, find their targets in the darkness by the highest navigational skill, aims their attacks, often under the heaviest fire, often at serious loss, with deliberate, careful precision, and inflict shattering blows upon the whole of the technical and war-making structure of the Nazi power”.

Sir Winston Churchill Wednesday 21 August 1940
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:00:34 AM

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

-- Vetonics Roth
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:12:58 AM

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." - Joseph Story
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:58:51 AM

"Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit."

---William Shirley

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:36:49 PM

“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”

-- Cassandra Clare
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:19:11 AM

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:50:42 AM

"Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within."

---Edmund Husserl

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:37:47 AM


Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals, the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great creative scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned if at all.

-Martin Gardner, mathematician and writer (1914-2010)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:08:59 AM

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

-- Sholom Aleichem
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:14:01 PM

"The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.”

---Ayn Rand
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:16:10 AM

"... arms ... discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them." - Thomas Paine
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:35:05 AM

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.”

-- José Martí
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:43:09 AM

"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

---J. Paul Getty

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:29:54 AM

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

-- A.A. Milne
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:51:03 AM

"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.... The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." - St. George Tucker
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:46:15 AM

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

---Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:25:08 AM


“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

-- Sigmund Freud
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:18:16 AM

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun." - Patrick Henry
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:40:20 PM

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

---Margaret Mead
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:09:38 AM

"You know, I think it's about envy. I think it's about class warfare

-- Willard 'Mitt' Romney
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:19:21 AM


Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.

-Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist (1915-2005)
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:23:31 AM

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms." - Richard Henry Lee
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:20:46 PM

Action always reflects intention
John Cundiff
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:14:52 PM

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."

---David Brinkley
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 6:17:50 AM

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 6:10:14 AM

The more you do for others, the less they do for themselves.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 5:13:17 AM


“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

-- George Orwell
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 9:45:19 PM

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."

---Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:08:38 AM

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 5:54:57 AM

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”

-- Albert Einstein
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 2:30:48 AM

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."

---Georges Bataille

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 6:31:06 AM

“Black progressives suffered major disillusionment with white progressives when our experiences of working with them revealed that they could want to be with us (even to be our sexual partners) without divesting of white supremacist thinking about blackness. We saw that they were often unable to let go the idea that whites are somehow better, smarter, more likely to be intellectuals, and even that they were kinder than black folks.”

-- Bell Hooks, killing rage: Ending Racism
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 6:10:06 AM

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms." - James Madison
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:46:32 AM

"Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine."

---Jacques Barzun

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:03:51 AM

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

-- John Lennon
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:07:09 AM

"A government resting on the minority is an aristocracy, not a Republic, and could not be safe with a numerical and physical force against it, without a standing army, an enslaved press and a disarmed populace." - James Madison
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:01:16 PM

"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future."

---William Wordsworth
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 8:45:46 AM

"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops." - Noah Webster
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:06:43 AM

“There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mind, one's heart or one's soul.”

-- José N. Harris
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 2:05:37 AM

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility.

---James E. Faust
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:31:00 AM

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

-- Oscar Wilde
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 11:53:31 PM

"If your topic is of a nature that some people don't want to hear or accept, a significant proportion of them will reply with hostility.”

---Jeremy Grantham
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