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I keep a list of famous quotes and review them every so often. I like to use them when an occasion permits. Here are some of my favorites, if you have some you like, please add them to the list.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required."

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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

- Irving Kristol

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."

- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."

- Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."

- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."

- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Huxley (1894-1963)

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

- Will Durant

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."

- Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

"Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?"

- Bumper Sticker

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."

- Goethe (1749-1832)

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."

- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)

"I am not young enough to know everything."

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."

- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."

- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"I worship the quicksand he walks in."

- Art Buchwald

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."

- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), "The Prince"

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."

- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."

- Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."

- Vince Lombardi

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."

- Isaac Asimov

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

- Jimi Hendrix

"God, please save me from your followers!"

- Bumper Sticker

"Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure."

- Ross MacDonald (1915-1983)

"Well done is better than well said."

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches."

- the Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life

"A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted."

- Helen Rowland (1876-1950)

"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."

- Al Capone (1899-1947)

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."

- General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

"Woman was God's second mistake."

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."

- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."

- Revelations 6:8

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"Do not tell fish stories where the people

know you; but particularly, don't tell them

where they know the fish."

   -Mark Twain


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Guest muddy

" The only peole who should use the word we are Kings and people with tapeworms" Mark Twain

" You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" Bob Dylan

"Save your neck, or save your brothers, sometimes it's one or the other" THE BAND

"Manic depression is a frustrating mess" Jimi Hendrix

" I know a woman who's been married so many times, she has rice marks all over her face" Tom Waits

Well, you're having a good time now, but that'll be trouble after while


" A woman drove me to drink, I didn't even have the decency to thank her" WC FIelds

" Injustice for one, is injustice for all" Martin Luther King

"Nobody wins, unless everybody wins" Woody Guthrie

" The funny thing about is was. The water in the White Only fountain tasted just like the water in the Colored Fountain" BB KING

" You can't get loaded if you don't pick it up" Anonymous

" A man is rich if he has friends" Clarence the angel in It's a Wonderful Life

" I would never want to be in a club that would have Me as a member" Graucho Marx

MY Favorite all time quote comes from my Uncle Tony, when i had my first little girl friend when I was 16 he suggested I go meet her mother , I asked him" What for?" He Said

" Go meet her mother. In twenty years they all turn into their mothers, so at least you know what you are getting into" UNCLE TONY

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I have some Ann Coulter quotes, but posting them would violate the political rules...actually, even mentioning her might violate them   :-X

Seriously though, one quote I try to live by is one that was in my 4th grade teacher's classroom:

Never criticize your neighbor until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. - anonymous

There are other very similar quotes, but if you really think about it, it's great. So many times it's easy to look down on someone or criticize someone, but if you knew his situation, you would not be criticizing.

For example, you see a mother in a subway staring ahead blankly while her children are running amock, bothering people, and screaming. Your first instinct would be to label her as an irresponsible mother, but if you found out she was on her way back from the hospital where her husband passed away and was wondering how to explain it to her kids, you wouldn't think to criticize her at all.

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"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."  Albert Einstein

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"Stupid is as stupid does." Forrest Gump

On a more serious note.

"Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country." JFK

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What ever floats your boat.



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Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Ronald Reagan

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

Richard M. Nixon

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Abraham Lincoln

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"Really?  I thought he was some homeless guy."  - Senko 77

"The harder I push, the righter I go." -- Muddy Man

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"When you chase a dream, especially one with plastic chests, you sometimes do not see what is right in front of you."----Borat.  ;D

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Great quotes Zel. I saw a bumper sticker on the back of a jeep today and it said, "When Bush took office, gas was $1.23." I thought it was funny.

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau

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Bob Seger: "Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then."

Roger Waters: "And then one day you find, 10 years have gotten behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."

Not trying to be philosophical...just two lyrics that I find pretty profound.

Oh yeah..."Hang up and drive" One of my favorite bumper stickers.

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The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. - George Graham Vest


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Catcher in the Rye: The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.'-Wilhelm Stekel

"I got a fever, and the only perscription is more cowbell." Christopher Walkin

"Looser always cry about doing there best, winners go home and  :-X" Sean Connery

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This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! -Adolph Hitler, 1935

It takes a rare breed of fisherman using simple techniques to perfection to consistently catch big bass. Douglas Hannon

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results" Albert Einstein

Bumper stickers

Prozac Sometimes you feel like a nutsometimes you don't

Two to the Chest, One to the Head

We like 'em alive, but we'll take 'em dead

Snipers motto; If you run you'll only die tired.

The 2nd Amendment

America's Original Homeland Security

Don't fear the night. Fear what hunts at night

T-shirt I use to have

Does not play well with others

Seems others have a problem with loosing  

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got

The #1 key to consistently catching bass is between your ears not between the folds of your wallet.  Catt

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I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them"

John Wayne as John Bernard Books in The Shootist

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" You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" Bob Dylan

I love this quote... I just took history 21 studying the 1877-present. We just did the 1960's-1970's. Not sure if you guys remember the weatherman radical group. They took their name from this song. They were people against the Vietnam war who did bombings in protest. They went underground after a certain amount of time, because many of them were on the FBI's most wanted list. Just some food for thought!

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Guest muddy

I was disapointed that such a violent group drew their name from a line of such a peaceful song writer.

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George Carlin......

I've never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade.

The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.

If a man smiles all the time, he's probably selling something that doesn't work.

If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!

Swimming is not a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning. That's just common sense!

If a movie is described as a romantic comedy, you can usually find me next door playing pinball.

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Great thread!  I too collect quoutes, here are some of my favorites:

"We do not learn from experience, only from reflecting on experience."

     -Robert Garmston

"We don't know what works until after it has." - Frederick Hess

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" - FDR

"A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself" - Anon.

"A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner." - Anon.

"No one can be authentic by trying to imitate someone else, you can learn from others' experiences, but there is no way you can be successful when you are trying to be like them.  People trust you when you are genuine and authentic, not a replica of someone else." - Anon.

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

"If we always do what we've always done, we will get always get what we've always got." - Adam Urbinski

"How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time." - Clint Hurdle, in reference to how the Rockies were going to overcome a 3-0 World Series deficit

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