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What's Your Favorite Quote?
1/3/02 | Stevio

Posted on 01/03/2002 5:33:02 AM PST by stevio

I know this is pure vanity, but here it is.

I'm joining a new company and they have a "Get to know your fellow employee" kind of thing. They ask your name, marital status, favorite book (The Bible), movie (Road Warrior), music (Jazz), web site (Free Republic), etc..
My dilemma is I need a favorite quote. Some quotes are good for certain situations and some are not. As I respect and admire my Freeper family, I ask for your help.

P.S. When asked; "what you want your co-workers to know about you", I penned a very pro-Second Amendment statement.


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To: stevio
"A society of sheep by nature, must beget a government of wolves."


201 posted on 01/06/2002 7:22:00 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: stevio
Sic Gorgianas Et Tu Tonis Nuc

We would gladly feast on those who oppress us.

202 posted on 01/06/2002 7:22:04 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack
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To: abandon
I don't have time for for the whole thread so I don't know if you got other replies. Your quote from Woody Allen originally came from Groucho Marx.
203 posted on 01/06/2002 7:22:19 PM PST by breakem
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To: stevio
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." - R.G. Ingersoll

“We forge the chains that bind us.” - Charles Dickens

204 posted on 01/06/2002 7:25:54 PM PST by InkStone
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To: stevio
If you're not a liberal when you're 20, you've got no heart, and if you're not a conservative when you're 50, you've got no sense. - attributed to Churchill but like all things, who knows :-)
205 posted on 01/06/2002 7:26:44 PM PST by StACase
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To: stevio
NUTS!
206 posted on 01/06/2002 7:34:06 PM PST by tje
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To: Lumberjack
HAHAHAHAHA
207 posted on 01/06/2002 7:36:32 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: stevio
Not my all-time favorite but pretty good...

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

-Patrick Henry

208 posted on 01/06/2002 8:00:56 PM PST by VaBthang4
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To: stevio
"Do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less."
- Robert E. Lee

209 posted on 01/06/2002 8:24:43 PM PST by FreetheSouth!
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To: RJayneJ
Another favorite Eisenhower quote (vastly underrated as a President IMO):

"Take your job seriously but don't take yourself seriously."

210 posted on 01/06/2002 8:50:47 PM PST by Roy Tucker
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To: Roy Tucker
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely...his sly whispers heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears to be no traitor; he speaks in the accents familar to his victims...and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night...to infect the body politic so that it can no longer resist." - Marcus Tullius Cicero ( 106--43 B.C. )

FGS

211 posted on 01/06/2002 10:00:04 PM PST by ForGod'sSake
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To: Joe Brower
My guess is that Bill Clinton's favorite quote is from the Pink Floyd song, "Dogs," from the "Animals" album.

"You have to be trusted

By the people that you lie to...

So that when they turn their backs on you,

You'll get the chance to put the knife in"

Mark

212 posted on 01/06/2002 10:42:38 PM PST by MarkL
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To: stevio
My current favorite was found right here, on one of the many LOTR threads! Sorry that I don't remember who to attribute it to...

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."--Gandalf the Grey

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."--Smaug the Dragon

Mark

213 posted on 01/06/2002 10:46:49 PM PST by MarkL
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To: stevio
I hope you've found your favorite quote by now. As for me, I bookmarked the thread so I can glean the many truths in capsule form here.
215 posted on 01/06/2002 10:53:42 PM PST by GretchenEE
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To: stevio
Bookbump
216 posted on 01/08/2002 11:31:52 AM PST by S.O.S121.500
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To: ForGod'sSake
Gee, sounds like x42.
217 posted on 01/08/2002 3:54:17 PM PST by Roy Tucker
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
From the right woman, nothing sounds as sweet as "yes"

Ain't it the truth....But not for work.

218 posted on 01/09/2002 6:37:30 PM PST by stevio
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To: Maceman
"To die with one's sword still in its sheath is most regrettable." -- Miyamoto Musashi

Good one.

219 posted on 01/09/2002 6:42:51 PM PST by stevio
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Sounds like your company is a bit nosey. Is it small or large? ;-)

Totally voluntary Kim. But I want to weed out the Libs right away, while still being professional.

220 posted on 01/09/2002 6:47:46 PM PST by stevio
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To: Hugh Akston
Ole' Ben has a lot of good ones.
221 posted on 01/09/2002 6:53:01 PM PST by stevio
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To: Britton J Wingfield
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. -- Robert Anson Heinlein

I agree, but I only have space for about 10 words.

222 posted on 01/09/2002 6:56:56 PM PST by stevio
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
What if my quote is; "I'm a Bad American"?
223 posted on 01/09/2002 6:59:01 PM PST by stevio
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To: BlueLancer, Prambo
"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. "
--Groucho Marx
224 posted on 01/09/2002 7:00:06 PM PST by gwynapnudd
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To: stevio
"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
225 posted on 01/09/2002 7:01:34 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: LibertyGirl77
"Government big enough to give to the people everything they want is powerful enough to take from the people everything they have."

I'm can use this one everyday.

226 posted on 01/09/2002 7:02:26 PM PST by stevio
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To: joebuck
Tolerance is the last virtue of a morally bankrupt society. - a great line I stold from some freeper a couple of years ago.

That's why I came here.

227 posted on 01/09/2002 7:04:46 PM PST by stevio
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To: killerw
"If you can't impress 'em with brilliance, riddle 'em with bullets".

LOL. You are just kidding...Right? hehe

228 posted on 01/09/2002 7:14:15 PM PST by stevio
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To: Joe Brower
If movie quotes count...

As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they're not going to lick me! I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again - no, nor any of my folks! If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

Scarlett O'Hara, "Gone With the Wind"

229 posted on 01/09/2002 7:15:28 PM PST by inflorida
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To: stevio

"You lose."

- Calvin Coolidge, his answer to a reporter who wagered with another reporter that he could get more than two words out of "Silent Cal".
230 posted on 01/09/2002 7:15:46 PM PST by Bosco
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To: stevio
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." - Barry Goldwater
231 posted on 01/09/2002 7:17:25 PM PST by Liberty2112
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
I have alot of them........"

I know I saw your profile page and, yea you got it goin' on. I mean you have a lot of good stuff there. I mean .... I'll just get going now.

232 posted on 01/09/2002 7:18:08 PM PST by stevio
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To: stevio
I've never seen a wild thing feel sorry for its self. A bird will stand on the branch and fall completely frozen without feeling sympathy for its self.. UNKNOWN
233 posted on 01/09/2002 7:19:03 PM PST by Ordie 1
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To: agenda_express
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money." - Benjamin Franklin

Good ole' Ben again.

234 posted on 01/09/2002 7:21:27 PM PST by stevio
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To: stevio
Use this as a toast:

Here's to it, from it and to it again.
You'd better do it when you get to it.
Because if you don't do it when you get to it,
You may never get to it to do it again.

235 posted on 01/09/2002 7:22:07 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: packrat01
I can't trust anyone who will not own a gun. If they don't trust themselves, why should I trust them?

Absolutely!!!

236 posted on 01/09/2002 7:23:33 PM PST by stevio
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To: stevio
"That place is so crowded, nobody goes there anymore"

Yogi Berra

237 posted on 01/09/2002 7:24:46 PM PST by Accountable One
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To: tarawa
You must be a blast at parties.
238 posted on 01/09/2002 7:25:26 PM PST by stevio
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To: stevio
"Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
239 posted on 01/09/2002 7:25:45 PM PST by StoneColdGOP
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To: stevio
Jessie Jacksin: I deny the aligations and deny the aligator!
240 posted on 01/09/2002 7:28:03 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: Lazarus Long
"Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark."

Check.

241 posted on 01/09/2002 7:29:12 PM PST by stevio
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To: A CA Guy
I know it's from a movie (BladeRunner) but I always liked the line "The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long"

Course my favorite movie line of all time is "Charlie don't surf"

242 posted on 01/09/2002 7:32:12 PM PST by ATcohiba
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To: stevio
" Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem....
We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price. "

~~ Ronald Reagan

243 posted on 01/09/2002 7:36:09 PM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: stevio
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. -- Neils Bohr
244 posted on 01/09/2002 7:38:19 PM PST by Smedley
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To: Liberty2112
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." - Barry Goldwater

That's how I live my life.

245 posted on 01/09/2002 7:40:23 PM PST by stevio
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To: ATcohiba
From MASH: "Damn Army!"

From Catch-22: Our strength is our weakness, their weakness is their strength!

Many Scriptural quotes: Don't muzzle the ox"

John 3:17 because it doesn't start with 'except'...

One from Aurelius Maximus, I believe is notable. it refers to the classic nature of new political leaders to invoke change to bring about great things, when all it tends to do is obfuscate the obvious....I don't remember it, but always wish to find it when I need it.

246 posted on 01/09/2002 7:42:14 PM PST by Cvengr
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To: stevio
I kinda like:

"We will bury our dead, mend up our wounded, soothe and comfort the broken hearted, beseech our God ... and then we will come amongst them as a Lion amongst sheep."
Jeff Head, Sep 13, 2001

247 posted on 01/09/2002 7:46:04 PM PST by gc4nra
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To: FairWitness
"Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect." - British historian James Anthony Froude
"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn
"Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint." - Daniel Webster (1847)(i.e., "There is no liberty without responsibility")

Dang, those are good. I especially like the first one.
Copied to my quotes file.

Peace,
JW

248 posted on 01/09/2002 7:46:47 PM PST by JWinNC
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To: stevio
A few of mine:

The question of who is right is a small one, indeed, beside the question of what is right. - Albert Jay Nock.

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
- Groucho Marx.

Democracy is the fine art of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H.L. Mencken.

You tell the Youth of America, "Here is the opportunity." And the Youth of America asks, "Where is the money?" - Casey Stengel.

I have never wished a man dead, but I have read a great many obituaries with a great deal of pleasure. - Clarence Darrow.

We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, what is left of it in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by abandoning it at home. - Edward R. Murrow.

A sacred cow is worth only one thing - steak - Yours, truly. (No joke: it's my own creation!)
249 posted on 01/09/2002 7:47:00 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: stevio
Query G.K. Chesterton for a gold mine of quotes...
250 posted on 01/09/2002 7:49:47 PM PST by wonderboys
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