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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: Jul 22, 2014 9:16:41 PM

" People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:17:32 AM

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

Henry Ford
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:53:19 AM

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”

-- Amit Ray
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:02:56 PM

"I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago." - Will Rogers
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:27:28 AM

“Fas est ab hoste doceri.
One should learn even from one's enemies.”

-- Ovid, Metamorphoses
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 2:54:43 PM

'Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do." - Will Rogers
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:21:00 AM

“Time lies frozen there. It's always Then. It's never Now.”

? James Thurber, The 13 Clocks
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prius22
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 2:18:45 AM

"What's up f@ckers" from Hoggies beer reviews.
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:18:30 PM

"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh." - Will Rogers
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:51:22 PM

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”

-- Allen Saunders
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 5:37:13 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: Jul 18, 2014 4:58:01 PM

"The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer." - Will Rogers
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:02:48 AM


People hate as they love, unreasonably.

-William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist (1811-1863)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:08:45 AM

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

-- Confucius
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 7:59:21 PM

"Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due." - Will Rogers
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greentre
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:17:52 PM

It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history. Thrift, industry, obedience to law, and intellectual cultivation are essential qualities in the makeup of any successful people; but no people can be really great unless they possess also the heroic virtues which are as needful in time of peace as in time of war, and as important in civil as in military life. As a civilized people we desire peace, but the only peace worth having is obtained by instant readiness to fight when wronged—not by unwillingness or inability to fight at all. Intelligent foresight in preparation and known capacity to stand well in battle are the surest safeguards against war. America will cease to be a great nation whenever her young men cease to possess energy, daring, and endurance, as well as the wish and the power to fight the nation's foes. No citizen of a free state should wrong any man; but it is not enough merely to refrain from infringing on the rights of others; he must also be able and willing to stand up for his own rights and those of his country against all comers, and he must be ready at any time to do his full share in resisting either malice, domestic or foreign levy.

HENRY CABOT LODGE. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
WASHINGTON, April 19, 1895
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 10:27:38 AM


There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything.
--Ricky Gervais
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:18:40 AM

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom.

-- Plato
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:37:38 PM

"Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it." - Will Rogers
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:52:42 AM

The absurd does not liberate; it binds.

-- Albert Camus, Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. 
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sh1361
Sophomore Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 9:36:15 PM

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing- after they've tried everything else.
Winston Churchill.
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 4:41:12 PM

"In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing." - Will Rogers
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:02:03 AM


"We will never have a perfect world, but it's not romantic or naive to work toward a better one."

- Steven Pinker
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:52:16 AM


The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

-Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 6:01:06 AM

“Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.”

-- Robert Louis Stevenson
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 9:54:49 PM

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf." - Will Rogers
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ministorage
Champion Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:52:38 AM

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:46:26 AM

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.

-- Stanley Weiser
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:34:16 PM

"If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics." - Will Rogers
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ministorage
Champion Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:44:43 AM

"It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head." - Henri Cartier-Bresson
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 3:31:41 AM

''If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?''

—Sarah Palin
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:39:32 PM

"Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse." - Will Rogers
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:53:36 AM



"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
-Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:20:31 AM

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.

-- Donella Meadows, American environmental scientist, teacher and writer
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GasPasserAB
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:17:11 AM

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:03:11 PM

"All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance." - Will Rogers
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 6:52:32 AM


I have one share in corporate Earth, and I am nervous about the management.

-E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:02:52 AM

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.

-- Joey Adams
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 4:18:41 PM

"When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:09:50 AM

If I had to associate myself with one song, it would probably be Let Love Rule. It's so simple and to the point. It speaks for itself.

Lenny Kravitz
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 6:57:09 AM


"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death - however mutable man may be able to make them - our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."

- Stanley Kubrick
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 2:38:47 AM

“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

-- James Thurber
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 10:33:59 PM

"Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 7:34:54 AM

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Saint Augustine
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:57:52 AM



“Man is a marvelous curiosity – he thinks he is the Creator's pet – he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea.”

Mark Twain 1835 – 1910
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:37:10 AM

Men rattle their chains to show that they are free.

-- Proverb 
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 11:22:42 PM

"There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators." - Will Rogers
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miatabill
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 3:33:34 PM

"Don't judge a book by it's movie." Anon
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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 2:51:40 PM


"I have no high maintenance items in my house. No pets. No plants. No husbands."
-Carolyn Porco, astrophysicist, planetary scientist
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:14:03 AM

I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.

Clint Eastwood
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