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  1. ozarky Registered Senior Member

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    I HAVE SWORN ON THE ALTAR OF ALL MIGHTY GOD
    ETERNAL HOSTILITY AGAINST EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN.
    THOMAS JEFFERSON

    SMILE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
     
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  3. ozarky Registered Senior Member

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    "WE CAN'T BE SO FIXATED ON OUR DESIRE
    TO PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF ORDINARY AMERICANS.
    Bill Clinton (USA today, 11 March 1993)

    HA HA SHE CRIED, SHOOK HER WOODEN LEG AND DIED
     
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  5. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    You have to live before you die, or you'll die before you live.

    -- Peter Sellers

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  7. Flash Registered Senior Member

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    "Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and
    yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins
    is the mutilation of a child's spirit."
    --Erik Erikson
     
  8. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

    -- Georges Clemenceau

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    Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.

    -- Elias Boudinot

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  9. Flash Registered Senior Member

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    "It's going to be a long hard drag, but we'll make it."
    --Janis Joplin

    "Patience and perseverance at length / Accomplish more than
    anger or brute strength."
    --Jean de La Fontaine
     
  10. Flash Registered Senior Member

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    If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
    - Derek Bok

    In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
    - Napoleon Bonaparte
     
  11. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

    -Nelson Mandela


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  12. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

    -Lenin


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  13. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

    -Arthur Schopenhauer



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  14. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

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    Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue.--Cardinal Gibbons, Address, 1909
     
  15. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

    -George Bernard Shaw

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    "We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice."

    --F.A. Hayek

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    "Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."

    -Irving Kristol

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  16. Stretch Registered Senior Member

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    "Just a coincidence ... nothing to worry about"

    David Icke
     
  17. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."

    Robert Hutchins
     
  18. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

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    For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name,
    He marks-not that you won or lost-but how you played the game.
    ---Grantland Rice, Alumnus Football
     
  19. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "Just before i die, I'll convert to as many different religions as I can. That way I'm saved, no matter who's right."

    -Jonathan Rotondo


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  20. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

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    All religions must be tolerated...for...every man must get to heaven his own way. -- Frederick the Great, In re Catholic Schools, 1740

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  21. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    "I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all."

    -Thomas Jefferson
     
  22. Cable Man Registered Senior Member

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    Excerpts from a speech given at the second Virginia Convention-March 23, 1775 by Patrick Henry suggesting it was time for action by the American colonies aganist the British and its rising military presence.

    ...Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motives for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other...And what have we to oppose them...Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne...Sir we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable---and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!...Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
     
  23. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Valued Senior Member

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    Publishers, theatrical managers, and critics ask not for the quality inherent in creative art, but will it meet with a good sale, will it suit the palate of the people? Alas, this palate is like a dumping ground; it relishes anything that needs no mental mastication. As a result, the mediocre, the ordinary, the commonplace represents the chief literary output.

    --Emma Goldman
    Minorities Versus Majorities, 1917
    http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/Writings/Anarchism/minorities.html

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    Whether God exists or does not exist, He has come to rank among the most sublime and useless truths.--Denis Diderot
     

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