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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
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 6:44:05 PM

"I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation." - Will Smith
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 11:27:29 AM

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.”

-- Tom Clancy
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 8:12:04 AM


There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.

-Herbert Spencer, philosopher (Apr 27 1820-1903)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 9:28:18 AM

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.

-- Hunter S. Thompson (1939 - 2005)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 10:48:42 PM

"A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love." - Mae West
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 9:31:03 AM

The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense, corrupts the purest souls.

-- Francis De S.Fenelon
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 4:33:09 PM

"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him." - Marlene Dietrich
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 11:18:01 AM

Beware the FRENEMY; enemy disguised as friend who pretends to look after your interests but really loves it when things turn sour for you.

-- Mufti Ismail Menk
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:38:27 AM


The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.

-Anthony Trollope, novelist (24 Apr 1815-1882)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:58:41 PM

"Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer." - Katharine Hepburn
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 9:09:22 AM

Congratulations Fry, you've snagged the perfect girlfriend. Amy's rich, she's probably got other characteristics.

-- Bender (The Cartoon Character)
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goldieolds
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 3:07:20 AM


“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

-—Theodore Roosevelt
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lyons_coop
All-Star Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 5:15:42 PM

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

-- H.L Mencken --
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 4:37:01 PM

"If you're not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I'd rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%." - Will Smith
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Hawk01
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 2:19:52 PM

"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." -- Alexis De Tocqueville
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:13:59 AM

Just when you give up and think the whole world is heartless, you turn around and face someone so wonderful that they give you a reason to Love again, at least one more time.

-- Terry Mark
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:47:48 PM

"If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning." - Mae West
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 10:08:35 AM


I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.

-Josh Billings, columnist and humorist (21 Apr 1818-1885)
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WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 9:13:02 AM

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

R. Reagan
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:53:30 PM

"A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman." - Marlene Dietrich
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 8:39:24 AM


The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.

-Robert Lynd, writer (20 Apr 1879-1949)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:27:21 AM

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

-- Aaron Burr
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:25:36 AM

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.

-- A Philip Randolph
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 7:58:30 AM

"Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself." - Katharine Hepburn
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leemun
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 12:14:23 AM

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 11:17:35 PM

"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too." Will Smith
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 10:23:20 AM

Globalization could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice".

-- Sharan Burrow
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 4:11:52 PM

"I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked." - Mae West
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:42:39 PM

Find a partner who can bear all your weak points and still not use them against you.

-- Tshepo Koos Maluleke
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:21:24 PM

"To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long." - Marlene Dietrich
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 9:19:48 AM

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole.
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried.
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied.
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried.

--Merle Haggard
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 8:30:44 AM


Never lend books -- nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.

-Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (16 Apr 1844-1924)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 5:54:37 AM


“Don't talk to Congress. Do executive orders.”

-- Grover Norquist
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 8:02:28 AM

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything." - Katharine Hepburn
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runner1256
Veteran Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 7:40:37 AM

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."~JFK
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 7:25:04 AM

Russia has a choice to make. No legitimate interest is served when oil and gas become tools of intimidation or blackmail, either by supply manipulation or attempts to monopolize transportation.

-- Dick Cheney
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 4:35:37 PM

"My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave." - Burt Reynolds
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 10:43:12 AM

A group of idiots led by a wise man can defeat a group of wise people led by an idiot.

-- Senora Roy
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juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 10:50:25 PM

GREAT SCOTT!!!

-Doc Brown
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 8:44:57 PM

A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.

-- George Brett
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 4:25:43 PM

"Look your best - who said love is blind?" - Mae West
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 8:46:20 AM


What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

-Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (13 Apr 1949-2011)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 4:35:05 PM

"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him." - Marlene Dietrich
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 9:56:17 AM

Everyone ought to worship God according to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force.

-- Flavius Josephus (37 AD - 100 AD)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 6:22:54 PM

"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then." - Katharine Hepburn
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 9:15:52 AM

Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.

-- William Shakespeare
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 6:26:49 PM

"You can only hold your stomach in for so many years." - Burt Reynolds
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 8:59:04 AM

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.... The subjection of individuals will increase amongst democratic nations, not only in the same proportion as their equality, but in the same proportion as their ignorance.

-- Alexis De Tocqueville
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 8:35:37 AM


You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

-Anne Lamott, writer (b. 10 Apr 1954)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 5:14:26 PM

"Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring." - Mae West
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 10:57:03 AM

I would replace the quality of sincerity with honesty, since one can hold a conviction sincerely without examining it, while honesty would require that one subject one's convictions to frequent scrutiny.

-- Christopher Phillips
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