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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: Aug 20, 2014 9:54:32 AM

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," Barry Obama
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:47:31 AM

A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it.

-- Curtis Billings
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igbo
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:10:24 AM

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:37:03 PM

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”

---Aristotle

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 2:17:43 PM

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:59:33 AM


There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

-Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:29:12 AM

If one man offers you democracy and another offers you a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation will you prefer the grain to the vote?

-- Bertrand Russell 
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:20:22 AM


"The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer."

---Paula Poundstone

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:51:17 AM

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." - Alexander the Great
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:16:30 AM

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean
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igbo
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 3:46:35 AM

"Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream." -- Khalil Gibran
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:05:12 AM

Advice to children crossing the street: damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody.

-- Moms Mabley 
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:45:19 PM


"The length of a marriage is inversely proportional to the amount spent on the wedding."

---Thom's Law of Marital Bliss
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:10:06 AM

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.

-- Unknown
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:28:23 AM

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." - Lucille Ball
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:25:48 AM

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

-- Woody Allen
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 2:52:28 AM

"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."

---Steven Wright
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 2:20:09 AM

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

-- John C. Maxwell
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:10:19 PM

"I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not."

---Fran Lebowitz
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greentre
Champion Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 9:15:19 PM

Red Skelton
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 9:25:09 AM

"There are a lot of things I might be good at, such as competitive figure skating, window washing from ten stories up, and being an open heart surgeon. I might also make an excellent Kamikaze pilot - except for the fact that I don't want to learn how to fly and have no interest in taking my own life on behalf of Japan." - Jen Kirkman
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:00:36 AM

“There is far more opportunity than there is ability. “

-- Thomas A. Edison
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 1:08:42 AM

"There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call me a fool."
- - - Winston Churchill
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:51:23 AM


Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

-Alfred Hitchcock, film-maker (1899-1980)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:46:25 AM

“The key to change… is to let go of fear.”

-- Rosanne Cash 
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:03:04 AM

"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say."
--- Cyril Connolly
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SovietSunrise
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:49:38 PM

"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

- Robin Williams
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:27:05 PM

"Sometimes I feel like if two parents were given $100, and a child-free person was given $100, everyone would assume that the parents would invest their money wisely because they're smart. And people like me would just go buy candy." - Jen Kirkman
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 2:06:36 AM

Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.

-- George Washington Carver
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 11:26:30 PM

"I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down."
--- Abraham Lincoln
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igbo
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:49:16 PM

"Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town." - George Carlin
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 2:51:53 PM

"Asking questions about why I don't want kids is really none of your business, but at least it's a dialogue." - Jen Kirkman
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GASOG
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:05:34 AM

There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.

Benjamin Carson
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:05:08 AM


The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.

-Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:12:19 AM

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

 -- John F. Kennedy
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 6:34:31 AM

The person who has had a bull by the tail once has learned 60 or 70 times as much as a person who hasn't.

 -- Mark Twain
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 5:37:24 AM

There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.

-- Paulo Freire
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 6:10:02 AM

One of the things my parents taught me, and I'll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me.

-- Wilma Mankiller
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 12:05:09 AM

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of bread are three billion to one."
-----Erma Bombeck
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:56:29 PM

"Instead of saving for someone else's college education, I'm currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch." - Jen Kirkman
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:03:48 AM


No amount of belief makes something a fact.

-James Randi, magician and skeptic (b. 1928)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 5:29:03 AM

There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.

-- Audre Lorde
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:54:49 PM

"Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much." - John Wayne
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:59:18 AM


You can't do anything with anybody's body to make it dirty to me. Six people, eight people, one person -- you can do only one thing to make it dirty: kill it. Hiroshima was dirty.

-Lenny Bruce, comedian and social critic (1925-1966)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 5:42:47 AM

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

-- Jose Marti 
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Trucky3212
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 11:25:45 PM

I'm the Dude! That's what they call me!
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 4:23:51 PM

"Get off your horse and drink your milk." - John Wayne
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 7:01:41 AM


Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

-Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (1850-1893)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 2:50:17 AM

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

-- Wendell Phillips
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drivebye
Veteran Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 12:33:52 AM

"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist."
George Carlin

[Edited by: drivebye at 8/5/2014 12:39:10 AM EST]
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