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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2004, 10:27:11 pm »

I raided my signatures file...

Other said:

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law
         --Winston Churchill.

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

The maxim that society exists only for the well-being and freedom of the individuals composing it does not seem to be in conformity with nature's plans.  If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government.
         -- Benito Mussolini "The Doctrine of Fascism"


A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
          -- Frank Zappa

 The man
 Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys.
 Power, like a desolating pestilence,
 Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience,
 Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,
 Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,
 A mechanized automaton.
        -- Percy Bysshe Shelly

Shaw's Principle: Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

If the account given in Genesis is really true, ought we not, after all, to thank this serpent? He was the first schoolmaster, the first advocate of learning, the first enemy of ignorance, the first to whisper in human ears the sacred word liberty, the creator of ambition, the author of modesty, of inquiry, of doubt, of investigation, of progress and of civilization.
          -- Robert Ingersoll

The problem is that once a politician swears on the Bible, he then proceeds to use God as a role model -- he becomes a whimsical, jealous, cruel, manipulative, violent tyrant.
          -- Jolly Rodgers

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it
          -- William Burroughs

Civilization, as we know it today, owes it's existence to the engineers. These are the men who, down the long centuries, have learned to exploit the properties of matter and the sources of power for the benefit of mankind.
          -- L. Sprague DeCamp

I said:

If you really believe you can compensate for a lack of skill or talent by doubling your efforts. there is no end to what you cannot do.

Of all mankinds immoralities the worst it to slaughter helpless vegetables that cannot flee

A conservative is a socialist who worships order. A liberal is a socialist who worships safety.

Mystical man values human life.  Rational man values the ability to value human life.

Quid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
 
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Mystical man values human life.  Rational man values the ability to value human life.
--Stephen Carville

Atheist   n.   A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others
-- Chaz Bufe, The American Heretics Dictionary

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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2004, 10:32:18 pm »

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone?  But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers---and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system...that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be easier to deal with."

The only really good thing Ayr Rand ever wrote.
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2004, 11:11:27 pm »

A couple of favorite Heinleins:

In the course of a long life, the wise man will be prepared to abandon his baggage many times.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2004, 06:27:10 am »

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
- Frank Zappa
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You can't fight city hall, but you can pee on the steps and run.
- Gary North
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It is never too late to become what you might have been.
-George Elliot
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The only reason some of our ancestors ate more vegetables than meat was because deer can run faster than potatoes.  They weren't essentially vegetarian.  They were essentially slow.
- ???
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The ultimate result of shielding man from the effects of folly is to people the world with fools.
– Herbert Spencer
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In every language, the first word after 'Mama!' that every kid learns to say is 'Mine!' A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't allow you to say 'Mine!' when you grow up, has -- to put it mildly -- a fatal design flaw.
- Frank Zappa
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When I was a kid, we walked 10 miles to school every day, sometimes in the rain or snow.  Man, did we feel stupid when we found out there was a bus.
- Author Unknown
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Definition of an elephant - A mouse built to government specifications.  
-Robert A. Heinlein
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Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail.
-Jack Handey
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I know people get the kind of government they deserve, but why do I have to get the government they deserve?
- Chris Claypoole

 
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There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: To act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.
-Jawaharlal Nehru


There's no joke we can tell about the fedgov that they can't turn into an even more absurd truth about themselves.
-Claire Wolfe

"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest". -- Denis Diderot

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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2004, 08:21:51 am »

"A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years."
-- Lysander Spooner

"The philanthropist, the politician, and the pimp are inevitably found in alliance because they have the same motives, they seek the same ends, to exist for, through, and by others." - Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine

Six Mistakes
Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator who died in 43 B.C., recorded what he considered to be the six most drastic mistakes made by humans.

1. The delusion that individual advancement is made by crushing others.

2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed.

3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot do it ourselves.

4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not aquiring the habits of reading and study.

6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Some things never change:

But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie.
I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.
H. L. MENCKEN (1880–1956), “Mencken’s Creed”.

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. "
--RA Heinlein

"Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. "
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I heartily accept the motto--"That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,--"That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. -  Henry David Thoreau

"A government big enough to give you all you want is also big enough to take it all away!"
- Barry Goldwater

Words of Wisdom from Edward Abbey:

Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.

Freedom begins between the ears.

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

The purpose and function of government is not to preside over change but to prevent change. By political methods when unavoidable, by violence when convenient.

The true, unacknowledged purpose of capital punishment is to inspire fear and awe - fear and awe of the State.

Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.

Recorded history is largely an account of the crimes and disasters committed by banal little men at the levers of imperial machines.

Nothing can excel a few days in jail to give a young man or woman a quick education in the basis of industrial society.

Filling out the form: Race? Human. Religion? Paiute. Occupation? Criminal anarchy. Hobbies? Survival with honor.

The sense of justice springs from self-respect; both are coeval with our birth. Children are born with an innate sense of justice; it usually takes 12 years of public schooling and 4 more years of college to beat it out of them.

The more corrupt a society, the more numerous its laws.

Defiance is beautiful. The defiance of power, especially great or overwhelming power, exhalts and glorifies the rebel.

The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that they die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.


And if I might be so bold as to spout off myself:
"Aint no cop that can't make a bad situation worse."
-seditious nick  
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2004, 10:12:27 am »

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2004, 10:36:52 am »

"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum; qui uictoriam cupit, milites inbuat diligenter; qui secundos optat euentus, dimicet arte, non casu." - Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Everybody knows the first part of his statement "He who wishes for peace should prepare for war" but the last part of the sentence is just as important. "...and he who hopes for success, should fight on principle, not chance."

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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2004, 04:25:02 pm »

"It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions." --Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2004, 10:57:14 pm »

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

-Edgar Watson Howe


Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick


I may be old and may be bent
But I had the money till it all got spent
I had the money till they made me pay
And I had the sense to be on my way
I had to stay in the underground
I was in the house when the house burned down

-Warren Zevon


You can see 'em coming.

 -Elderly Southwest ghost town resident, when asked why he chose to live in the desert.



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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2004, 11:29:31 pm »

I am obviously sending in a reply where I probably should just read and stay silent, but I don't have the knowledge/talent/or whatever as you folks who know all these great quotes so I'll just throw in a couple from that great baseball philosopher, Yogi Berra who said;  

"50% of baseball is 90% mental."   He also said, while commenting on life, "when you come to the fork in the road of life, take it." And the ever popular, "good pitching will stop good hitting, and vica versa."

Hope a chuckle to you baseball fans here won't be judged out of place on this thread.

            Best regards,  RNMEDIC
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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2004, 12:48:02 am »

"Love liberty, and fight like men who know it's value."- Samuel Adams (you know, the beer guy?)

"Oops."- unknown NASA technician, any given space disaster  :blink:

"The Lord says he thinks he can get me out of this one, but he's pretty sure, you're fucked." - Steven from Braveheart

 
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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2004, 01:03:05 am »

"He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another's personality, marking vulnerable points." .... Ayn Rand


"Them which is of other natures thinks different."  ...  Charles Dickens
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2004, 01:52:51 am »

Pick that up!
--my mother (or my sister)
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Re: Quotes Anyone???
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2004, 01:57:03 am »

Quote
Yogi Berra who said; 

"50% of baseball is 90% mental."
And then there's always the classic "It ain't over 'til it's over."

And, "Hey, Boo Boo, let's go get that pick-uh-nick basket."

Oh, wait, that was Yogi Bear
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Dear Government
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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2004, 01:59:29 am »

I
I
I
Have become
comfortably numb

Pink Floyd  The Wall

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Everything you know is wrong.
The Firesign Theater from the album/video Everything You Know is Wrong  
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The Mayor is the Problem
The flagpole is the answer
We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)
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