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"There's a lot you don't know. There's a lot that many do not want to you know. And there's a lot of people who just don't want to know. A lot of decisions are made by those who don't know." - The Anoni Mouse
"Pollsters design polls to make people too lazy to make a decision, make a decision." - Anonymous
"A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." *Walter Winchell
"Having a friend that you can confide in is better than a million dollars." *Rachel (age 12)
"If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile." *Indian Proverb
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." *Groucho Marx
"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time -- like to have a friend takes time." *Georgia O'Keeffe

"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket." -Kin Hubbard
"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." -Woody Allen
"Spare no expense to save money on this one." -Samuel Goldwyn
"The spendthrift rich never have enough, but the thrifty poor always have a little put by." -Chinese Proverb
"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something." *Jackie Mason

"Every human being possesses all 88 keys on the piano, but most of us restrict our melodies to the middle octave." *Gotttesman and Mauro
"Most of us would rather risk catastrophe than read the directions." *Mignon McLaughlin
"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?" *Frank Scully
"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." *Robert Newton Anthony
"People will vote for someone who [they perceive] is strong and wrong before they will vote for someone who appears weak but is right." - Bill Clinton
" There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know." — Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, clarifying U.S. policy on the war on terror, at a recent Pentagon briefing. (That sure clears things up.)
"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand." - Joshua Billings
"The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either." --Benjamin Franklin
"For is it not a fact that we could win the war with arms, and lose it by economic, political and social blindness?" Henry Kaiser (circa 1942)
"Society in every state is a blessing, but Government even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." - Thomas Paine c.1776
"War is God's way of teaching Americans about geography" -- Ambrose Bierce
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." --Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg Trials
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on." --Winston Churchill
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. --Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."
--Hellen Keller
"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." --Andre Gide
"Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn't discover America." --Louise Erdrich
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny...'" --Isaac Asimov
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." --Abraham Lincoln
"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within, what you are trying to defend from without" --Dwight D. Eisenhower
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." --Theodore Roosevelt
"There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people." --Robert Frost
"In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, the person who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him." --Petersborough Examiner
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." --Sam Ewing
"If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."--Doug Larson
"A prosperous fool is a grievous burden ."--ÆSCHYLUS
"It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume...that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him." --Mencken
"Asking an incumbent member of Congress to vote for term limits is a bit like asking a chicken to vote for Colonel Sanders." --Bob Inglis, 1995
"Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike." --Plato, The Republic. Book VIII. 558
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." --Voltaire
"All presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic. The people are well cured by then of election fever during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year they look on the man as a sinner and a bumbler and begin to poke around for rumors of another Messiah." --Allistair Cooke
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone." --John Kenneth Galbraith
"A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Human happiness is simple.  All you need is good health and a poor memory." --Albert Schweitzer
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."  --Josef Stalin
"The State is that great fiction by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else." --Frederic Bastiat
"The gods send thread for a web begun." --Scottish proverb
"School is the cheapest police." --Horace Mann
"We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
It may look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm actually quite busy.
"An overblown conscience is an empty conscience." --Pascal Bruckner
"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors." --William Ralph Inge
"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."-- Abba Eban
"It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free." --Niccolo Machiavelli
"Play for more than you can afford to lose, and then you will learn the game." --Winston Churchill
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." --Orson Welles
"A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be." --Alexander Woollcott
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." --Hermann Hesse

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