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To quote Benjamin Franklin

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 12:18


 When in doubt, don't.

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

When you're finished changing, you're finished.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

God helps those who help themselves.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

 Never confuse motion with action. 

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

No nation was ever ruined by trade.

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

That it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.

Industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them.

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Time is money. Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for it is the stuff life is made of.

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

 How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

 He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.

Lost time is never found again.

 Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girl friends.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

Humility makes great men twice honorable.

 Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow.

One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop play.

One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.

It's common for men to give six pretended reasons instead of one real one.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Remember that credit is money.


To quote Will Rogers over and over and .....

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 11:12
I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.
Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.
No party is as bad as its leaders.
We always want the best man to win an election.  Unfortunately, he never runs.
The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win.
There ought to be one day-just one-when there is open season on senators.
There's no way in the world you're going to make a political party respectable unless you keep it out of office.
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
I don't make jokes.  I just watch the government and report the facts.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It costs ten times more to govern that it used to, and we are not governed one-tenth as good.
I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money.
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
The crime of taxation is not in the taking it, it's in the way that it's spent.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
I think this sales tax is the best tax we have had in years.
For every nation and every individual, the principal worry is debt.
We'll show the world we are prosperous, even if we have to go broke to do it.
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
If the other fellow sells cheaper than you, it is called dumping.
'Course, if you sell cheaper than him, that's mass production.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Things will get better-despite our efforts to improve them.
When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Say as little as possible while appearing to be awake.
Things ain't what they used to be and never were.
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
Just because it's common sense, doesn't mean it's common practice.
Even though you are on the right track - you will get run over if you just sit there.
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
No nation ever had two better friends than we have.  You know who they are?  The Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
I have a scheme for stopping war.   No nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.


What's Going On Here?

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 09:20


Well, pretty much .... Just Thinking.

The truth is, I've got some time on my hands, so I started wandering around the net in an effort to figure out who is doing what, to whom.

We have all talked about, and marveled at the sheer volume of stuff available "out there".

It goes beyond imagination.

It is however, my strongly held opinion, that much of what's available goes unaccessed, and the small part of that which is accessed, mostly goes unread.

 People are busy.

Probably busier than people have ever been in the history of mankind.

Not many of us have the time to go wandering around out there trying to figure out what to think about stuff.

That's issue #1.

Issue #2 is more insidious.

We all feel the way we feel.

Damn few of us care to think about what we think.

 Feeling is easier, and a lot less time consuming.

Feeling is however, a lot harder on the nervous system.

At least I think it is.

I'm feeling a lot of stress out there. And strain.

Anger and fear are prevalent.

Constructive approaches are in retreat.

As for the blogosphere.

You know as well as I do that much of what's out there amounts to little more than a petulant rant.

So, what's going on here?

Just some stuff to think about.

If I were you, knowing what I know,

I'd start with the quotes.

But it really doesn't matter.

The gears might link to anything, sometimes it'll make sense, sometimes it won't, at least to you.

Occasionally, it doesn't even make sense to me.

I'm Just Thinking.

Try it. You might like it.

Might make you feel better.



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