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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: 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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drivebye
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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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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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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
Champion Author Denver

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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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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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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
Champion Author Illinois

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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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drivebye
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
Champion Author Illinois

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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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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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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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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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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
Champion Author Illinois

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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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drivebye
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
Champion Author Denver

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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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drivebye
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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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:23:03 AM

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."

--Stephen R. Covey
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:18:18 AM

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe." - Noah Webster
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 2:57:58 AM

“It isn't against the Law to be an idiot.”

---Cassandra Clare
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 10:28:36 AM

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

-- Albert Einstein
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:10:42 AM

In Memoriam to Paul Revere Dick (1938-2014) R.I.P.

There's a custom tailored world that I wanna own someday
With a special place up high where we can stay alone you and me
Girl, I'm gonna have it all someday if you'll just hang on to my hand
If I break some rules along the way, girl, you
You gotta understand
It's my way of gettin' what I want now, 'cause I'm hungry

Yes, I'm hungry for those good things, baby
Hungry through and through
Well, I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby
With a real fine girl like you

I can almost taste it now
Oh, it's sweet as wine
Ain't gonna waste it now
When it's finally mine.

--Paul Revere And The Raiders


[Edited by: marcelpr at 10/9/2014 9:11:26 AM EST]
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:44:39 AM

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians." - George Mason
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 7:40:23 AM


Imagine there's no country, / It isn't hard to do. / Nothing to kill or die for, / And no religion, too. / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace.

-John Lennon, musician (1940-1980)
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 11:32:14 PM

“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

---Jimi Hendrix
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:06:24 AM

“I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning.”

-- Jarod Kintz
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:31:23 AM

"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 2:06:34 AM

"The only way to escape misrepresentation is never to commit oneself to any critical judgement that makes an impact - that is, never say anything."


---F.R. Leavis
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 10:48:37 AM

"You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question."

-- General Honore
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:07:39 AM

"Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense." - John Adams
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leemun
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 2:06:18 AM

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

-- Sir Winston Churchill
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 12:06:19 AM

"Oh if at every moment of our lives we could know the consequences of some of the utterings, thoughts and deeds that seem so trivial and unimportant at the time! And should we not conclude from such examples that there is no such thing in life as unimportant moments devoid of meaning for the future?"


---Isabelle Eberhardt
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:46:29 AM

"I enclose you a list of the killed, wounded, and captives of the enemy from the commencement of hostilities at Lexington in April, 1775, until November, 1777, since which there has been no event of any consequence ... I think that upon the whole it has been about one half the number lost by them, in some instances more, but in others less. This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire; every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy." - Thomas Jefferson, 8 June, 1778
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:19:48 AM

If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”

-- Criss Jami
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 2:00:37 AM

"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."

---Voltaire
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 8:43:48 AM

"On every occasion of Constitutional interpretation let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying to force what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, instead let us conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thomas Jefferson
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 6:33:51 AM

Looks like what drives me crazy 
Don't have no effect on you--
But I'm gonna keep on at it 
Till it drives you crazy, too.”

-- Langston Hughes
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 11:40:42 PM

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."

---Erich Fromm
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