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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: Mar 28, 2015 10:36:18 AM

Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.

-- Ben Crenshaw
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:05:31 AM

"We never repent of having eaten too little." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:18:16 AM

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

-- Hunter S. Thompson
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:40:24 PM

"Taste cannot be controlled by law." - Thomas Jefferson
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 8:59:55 AM


When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.

-Richard Dawkins, biologist and author (b. 26 Mar 1941)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:16:32 AM

I do not know which makes a man more conservative—to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.

-- John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946)
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:46:01 AM


Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

-Flannery O'Connor, writer (25 Mar 1925-1964)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 6:15:41 AM

"Power is not alluring to pure minds." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:05:04 AM

My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience.

-- George Bernard Shaw
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:56:23 AM


"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."

~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

[Edited by: teafortwo at 3/25/2015 12:56:49 AM EST]
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:31:13 AM

To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It's irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.

-- Eugene O'Neill
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:07:38 AM

"Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." - Thomas Jefferson
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 8:53:40 AM


The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

-Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:08:17 AM

" Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 2:33:55 AM

Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can’t please everyone. To fulfill your destiny, stay true to your heart.”

-- Joel Osteen
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 9:26:52 AM

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

-- Voltaire
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 7:18:55 AM

You never find yourself until you face the truth.

-- Pearl Bailey
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:27:12 PM

"No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will." - Thomas Jefferson
GROG4GZ
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:19:29 AM

“The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:15:45 AM

If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.

-- Moliere
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 8:35:19 AM


We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

-Fred Rogers, television host, songwriter, and author (20 Mar 1928-2003)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 4:26:28 PM

"The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 11:42:14 AM

Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear;
But seas do laugh, snow white, when rocks are near.

-- John Webster
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 4:41:14 PM

"How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 5:17:53 AM

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

-- Aldous Huxley
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 6:22:52 PM

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 9:55:43 AM

Although I was first drawn to math and science by the certainty they promised, today I find the unanswered questions and the unexpected connections at least as attractive.

- Lisa Randall
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:37:58 PM

"Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:52 AM

The golden eye of justice sees, and requites the unjust man.

-- Sophocles
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 8:21:18 AM


I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

-James Madison, fourth US president (16 Mar 1751-1836)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 3:06:10 PM

"If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 9:26:40 AM

If I were going to set out to oppress other people, I would surely prefer to select for my victims persons whose first response is forgiveness rather than persons whose first response is revenge.

-- Jeffrie G. Murphy
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 8:51:58 AM

It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money.

-- Sean O'Casey
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 11:14:29 AM

“During my 29 years in the Senate, I never heard of — or even heard of it being proposed — anything comparable to this,” Kerry said during congressional testimony yesterday. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of American foreign policy.”

-- John Kerry
marcelpr
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 10:11:42 AM

R.I.P. Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night:

How can people be so heartless?
How can people be so cruel?
Easy to be hard, easy to be cold

How can people have no feelings?
How can they ignore their friends?
Easy to be proud, easy to say no

And especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about the bleeding crowd?
How about a needing friend? I need a friend

How can people be so heartless?
You know I'm hung up on you
Easy to give in, easy to help out

And especially people who care about strangers
Who say they care about social injustice
Do you only care about the bleeding crowd?
How about a needing friend? I need a friend

How can people have no feelings?
How can they ignore their friends?
Easy to be hard, easy to be cold
Easy to be proud, easy to say no
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 6:13:20 AM

"Always take hold of things by the smooth handle." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 2:52:48 PM

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen for the future.

-- Rudy Giuliani
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 2:19:17 PM



"There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist."

- Terry Pratchett (April 28, 1948 - March 12, 2015)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:02:03 AM

"Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 9:50:00 AM

Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice.

-- Sophocles
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 8:53:04 AM


The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

-Douglas Adams, author (11 Mar 1952-2001)
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 5:32:06 PM

"None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 9:56:03 AM

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

-- Robert Frost
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 5:06:43 PM

" Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man." - Thomas Jefferson
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 9:58:34 AM

We consider the recent development of stock-option warrants as a near fraud, an existing menace, and a potential disaster. They should be prohibited by law.

-- Benjamin Graham
CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 8:42:55 AM


A full belly to the labourer is, in my opinion, the foundation of public morals and the only source of real public peace.

-William Cobbett, journalist, pamphleteer, and farmer (9 Mar 1763-1835)
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 10:07:11 AM

‘If Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done.’

-- President Barack Obama
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 6:47:00 PM

"Keep your words short and sweet, for tomorrow they may be what you have to eat." - My Grandpa
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:15:02 AM

I am innocent

-- last words from a death row inmate
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:31:21 AM

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

-- Henry David Thoreau
Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 6:10:40 AM

"It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good." - Thomas Jefferson
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