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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: Jul 30, 2014 7:54:53 AM

Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance.

-- Sir Claus Moser 
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Trucky3212
Veteran Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:04:53 PM

"Irish Sober or American Sober?" - Homer Simpson
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:58:01 AM


To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

-Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
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crgator
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:20:50 AM

“ To live is not to learn, but to apply. ”
— Legouvé
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:20:52 AM

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.

 -- Ann Landers
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:03:38 PM

"Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far." - Will Rogers
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:02:24 AM


We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.

-Karl Popper, philosopher and professor (1902-1994)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 6:31:40 AM

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

-- Latin Proverb 
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:24:55 PM

"The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it." - Will Rogers
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:57:54 AM


No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

-Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:35:00 AM

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

-- Maya Angelou
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:27:54 PM

"Things ain't what they used to be and never were." - Will Rogers
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:00:54 AM

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

-- Plato
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Kulas1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:53:41 PM

Only you can prevent forrest fires : Smokey Bear
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:27:27 PM

"Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:24:26 AM

If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret.

Eve Arnold
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:42:10 AM


The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race, or his holy cause. A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.

-Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:30:01 AM

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.

-- Erma Bombeck
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:54:15 PM

"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:27:44 AM

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Elbert Hubbard
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:26:42 AM

“A little nonsense now and then,
Is cherished by the wisest men.”
-- .John August
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:25:50 PM

"A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth." - Will Rogers
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:26:34 AM

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Mark Twain
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:59:57 AM

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

-- Isaac Asimov

[Edited by: RockCity at 7/23/2014 7:00:23 AM EST]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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