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Great "Quotes" Through The Ages:

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  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    GREAT TRUTHS

    1. In my many years I have come to a
    conclusion that one useless man
    is a shame, two is a law firm,
    and three or more is a congress.
    -- John Adams
    2. If you don't read the newspaper
    you are uninformed, if you do
    read the newspaper you are
    misinformed. -- Mark Twain
    3. Suppose you were an idiot. And
    suppose you were a member of
    Congress. But then I repeat
    myself. -- Mark Twain

    4. I contend that for a nation to try to
    tax itself into prosperity is like a
    man standing in a bucket and
    trying to lift himself up by the
    handle. --Winston Churchill

    > 5. A government which robs Peter to
    > pay Paul can always depend on
    > the support of Paul. -- George
    > Bernard Shaw
    >
    > 6. A liberal is someone who feels a
    > great debt to his fellow man,
    > which debt he proposes to pay off
    > with your money. -- G. Gordon
    > Liddy
    >
    > 7. Democracy must be something
    > more than two wolves and a sheep
    > voting on what to have for
    > dinner. --James Bovard, Civil
    > Libertarian (1994)
    >
    > 8. Foreign aid might be defined as a
    > transfer of money from poor
    > people in rich countries to rich
    > people in poor countries.
    > -- Douglas Case,
    > Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.
    >
    > 9. Giving money and power to
    > government is like giving whiskey
    > and car keys to teenage boys.
    > -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
    >
    > 10. Government is the great fiction,
    > through which everybody
    > endeavors to live at the expense
    > of everybody else. -- Frederic
    > Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)
    >
    > 11. Government's view of the
    > economy could be summed up
    > in a few short phrases: If it
    > moves, tax it. If it keeps
    > moving, regulate it. And if it
    > stops moving, subsidize it.
    > --Ronald Reagan (1986)
    >
    > 12. I don't make jokes. I just watch
    > the government and report the
    > facts. -- Will Rogers
    >
    > 13. If you think health care is
    > expensive now, wait until you
    > see what it costs when it's free!
    > -- P. J. O'Rourke
    >
    > 14. In general, the art of government
    > consists of taking as much
    > money as possible from one
    > party of the citizens to give to
    > the other. --Voltaire (1764)
    >
    > 15. Just because you do not take an
    > interest in politics doesn't mean
    > politics won't take an interest
    > in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)
    >
    > 16. No man's life, liberty, or
    > property is safe while the
    > legislature is in session.
    > -- Mark Twain (1866)
    >
    > 17. Talk is cheap, except when
    > Congress does it. -- Anonymous
    >
    > 18. The government is like a baby's
    > alimentary canal, with a happy
    > appetite at one end and no
    > responsibility at the other.
    > -- Ronald Reagan
    >
    > 19. The inherent vice of capitalism is
    > the unequal sharing of the
    > blessings. The inherent blessing
    > of socialism is the equal sharing
    > of misery. -- Winston Churchill
    >
    > 20. The only difference between a
    > tax man and a taxidermist is that
    > the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    > -- Mark Twain
    >
    > 21. The ultimate result of shielding
    > men from the effects of folly is
    > to fill the world with fools.
    > -- Herbert Spencer, English
    > Philosopher (1820-1903)
    >
    > 22. There is no distinctly Native
    > American criminal class, save
    > Congress. -- Mark Twain
    >
    > 23. What this country needs are
    > more unemployed politicians
    > --Edward Langley,
    > Artist (1928-1995)
    >
    > 24. A government big enough to give
    > you everything you want, is
    > strong enough to take everything
    > you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
    >
    > 25. We hang the petty thieves and
    > appoint the great ones to public
    > office. -- Aesop
    >
    > FIVE BEST SENTENCES
    >
    > 1. You cannot legislate the poor into
    > prosperity, by legislating the
    > wealthy out of prosperity.
    >
    > 2. What one person receives without
    > working for, another person must
    > work for without receiving.
    >
    > 3. The government cannot give to
    > anybody anything that the
    > government does not first take
    > from somebody else.
    >
    > 4. You cannot multiply wealth by
    > dividing it.
    >
    > 5. When half of the people get the
    > idea that they do not have to
    > work, because the other half is
    > going to take care of them, and
    > when the other half gets the idea
    > that it does no good to work
    > because somebody else is going to
    > get what they work for, that is the
    > beginning of the end of any nation!
    >
    > Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
    > Neither could I.
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"
    John Sedgwick
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.”

    John Godfrey Saxe
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    "An AK-47 could not hit the broad side of a barn, from inside said barn." -Owner of AK-47 :D

    I like quotes though, When I have some more time tonight I'll post some of my favorites
     
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”



    Dr, Seuss
     
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  6. Truenorth

    Truenorth Pacific Northwet Active Member

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    " Life is hard. Life is harder when your stupid."

    John Wayne.
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "There is only one basic human right, the
    right to do as you damn well please.

    And with it comes the only basic human duty,
    the duty to take the consequences"

    I've got this one posted above my desk---and use it daily.:)
     
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  8. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    ''First the DR. told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me''.


    Steve Martin
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

    Piyamaradu the Hittite
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  13. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "Procrastination is like masturbation, it all feels good until you realize you're just f%#&ing yourself!"

    I dunno who said that:cool:
     
  14. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    "Trust, but Verify"

    Ronald Reagan
     
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    JoeZeon Portland Member

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    "I remember a Senator once asked me 'when we talk about CIA why we never use the word the in front of it.' And I asked him 'do you put the word the in front of God?'

    Richard Hayes
     
  16. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    If it flies, floats or f&^%*'s..... RENT IT!
     
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  17. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    "Truth is treason in the empire of lies" - Ron Paul
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's not the burdens of everyday that drive men made. It's the regret of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves that rob of of today.

    Be polite. Be professional. And have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

    It's not who is going to let me, but who's going to stop me.

    Whether you think you can or think you can, either way your right.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Those who do not view armed self defense as basic human rights, ignore the mass grave of those who doed on their knees at the hands of tyrants.
     
  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I really like the quote

    "Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger wind, the stronger trees"

    But the entire poem its taken from is great, one of my favorites.

    Good Timber

    • by Douglas Malloch
    The tree that never had to fight
    For sun and sky and air and light,
    But stood out in the open plain
    And always got its share of rain,
    Never became a forest king
    But lived and died a scrubby thing.

    The man who never had to toil
    To gain and farm his patch of soil,
    Who never had to win his share
    Of sun and sky and light and air,
    Never became a manly man
    But lived and died as he began.

    Good timber does not grow with ease:
    The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
    The further sky, the greater length;
    The more the storm, the more the strength.
    By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
    In trees and men good timbers grow.

    Where thickest lies the forest growth,
    We find the patriarchs of both.
    And they hold counsel with the stars
    Whose broken branches show the scars
    Of many winds and much of strife.
    This is the common law of life.
     
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