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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:32 AM
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10 Quotes (+2) that I keep on my desk
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
-President Harry S Truman

It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
-President Theodore Roosevelt (Nail this quote to the head of the dimbulb Walker)

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
-Benjamin Franklin

In politics the middle way is none at all.
-President John Adams

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
-Rev Martin Luther King Jr.

Force always attracts men of low morality.
-Albert Einstein

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
-James Madison

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
-Pres/Gen Ulysses S. Grant

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
-Alexander Hamilton

Two Humorous Ones I like:

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."
-Theodore Roosevelt. (I added it for humor. Though it would be funnier if it were House instead of Senate. But it still fits)

Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
-Harry S Truman
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  - Another Harry S.  Old Codger   Oct-27-11 10:45 AM   #1 
  - I just added your sig to my list.  anamandujano   Oct-27-11 10:59 AM   #3 
     - OK  Old Codger   Oct-27-11 03:40 PM   #5 
  - Most of these I picked up here.  anamandujano   Oct-27-11 10:56 AM   #2 
  - One of my favorites  hifiguy   Oct-27-11 11:00 AM   #4 
Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:45 AM
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1. Another Harry S.

"Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."

- Harry S Truman
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 AM
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3. I just added your sig to my list.
"I started with nothing and I still have most of it left."
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:40 PM
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5. OK
welcome to it.....
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:56 AM
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2. Most of these I picked up here.
"We only become what we Are... by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us." - Sartre

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. Alice Walker

"To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. F. Nietzsche

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. -Nietzsche

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2

Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Due to recent cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice!

You can't go on blaming yourself forever. Just blame yourself once, then move on.

no one had any fucks left to give

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity...

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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:00 AM
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4. One of my favorites
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of mankind's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: the search for a moral justification for base selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

He's another great mind with a boundless collection of relevant quotes.
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