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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #450 on: April 11, 2010, 04:42:12 AM »
"F.B.I. Stop or I'll shoot."  ;D

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #451 on: April 11, 2010, 12:47:03 PM »
"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith."

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #452 on: April 11, 2010, 02:19:55 PM »
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #453 on: May 04, 2010, 09:00:43 AM »
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #454 on: May 04, 2010, 10:32:29 AM »
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
So timely, Alice.  A lady broke line in front of me the other day.  As if to realize what she'd done, she stepped to my side.  Then she explained how she would never have done such a thing so many years ago, but now in her eighties she finds she can get away with more. :D  I smiled and pulled her back in line.  This won me a delightful conversation about her love of dance.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #455 on: May 04, 2010, 01:16:38 PM »
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

~ Adolph Hitler


(politicians everywhere are still using this one)  :-\
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #456 on: May 04, 2010, 03:41:52 PM »
(politicians everywhere are still using this one)  :-\
There's a fantastic essay by George Orwell called "Politics and the English Language" about how politician use language to win public support for actions and policies that no one in their right mind would support otherwise. It was written in the 1940s or 1950s, but it is as relevant now as it was then.

I love that Montaigne quote, Country4Gal. I find that I'm far more likely to speak my mind now then when I was in my 20s, and I'm only 34! I'm imagine the I'm going to be right mouthy cow when I'm 80. ;D
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #457 on: May 04, 2010, 05:01:22 PM »
"hurt me... fine... hurt my friends, and we'll take a walk. On that walk I will give you a hint: you are going to need an ambulance..."

"Baseball is 3/4 mental and the other half physical." -Yogi Bera
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #458 on: May 04, 2010, 07:53:40 PM »
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #459 on: May 04, 2010, 09:00:39 PM »
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. "
- yogi berra

Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #460 on: May 04, 2010, 10:07:00 PM »
LMAO niccccce! I like that one...
"baseball is 90% mental and the other half physical" -yogi
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #461 on: May 31, 2010, 09:52:37 PM »
"Such is the wretched frailty of mankind that we look admiringly on those who have committed spectacular evils, and will often speak more readily of the destroyer of an empire than of its founder." - Voltaire
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #462 on: June 01, 2010, 03:06:40 AM »
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
Mao Tse-Tung

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #463 on: June 01, 2010, 02:11:55 PM »
   "Amen"


( i don't know who first said it)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #464 on: June 01, 2010, 04:28:37 PM »
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Albert Einstein
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