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The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald


There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Qadira

“You should realize that the community with which you deal is not the one of 42nd Street and Broadway, or Hollywood and Vine. These are the crusts on the great American sandwich. The meat is in between.”
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on America

Qadira

on winning an Emmy
“I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”
- Fulton J. Sheen

Qadira

"Believe the incredible, and you can do the impossible. It is our want of faith that holds us back, even as Peter.
When did he begin to sink? The Gospel gives us the reason. He took account of the winds, he began reading some surveys; it was established statistically that 99.44% of mankind cannot walk on water. All of the incredulities were in the winds. When he took his eyes off Christ, Peter began to sink."

Fulton J. Sheen


“If little else, the brain is an educational toy.”

– Tom Robbins


“O let us love our occupations, / Bless the squire and his relations, / Live upon our daily rations, / And always know our proper stations.”

– Charles Dickens


“If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.”

– Charles Lindbergh


“Mr. Chairman, I yield to no man the essential and significant ABC’s of my Canadianism – by ancestry, birth and commitment.”

– H. Allan Leal, QC, in 1977


‘‘It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.’’
— Justice Robert H. Jackson

‘‘The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man.’’
— attributed to Horatio Bunce in Sockdolager

‘‘You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.’’
— Charles A. Beard

‘‘Four out of five politicians surveyed prefer unarmed, ignorant peasants.’’
— Unknown


‘‘ They, the makers of the Constitution: conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone - the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.’’

‘‘Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial ... the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding’’
— Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928

‘‘The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits. ... and [when] the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.’’
— St. George Tucker, Judge of the Virginia Supreme Court 1803

‘‘Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States’’
— Noah Webster, 1888


‘‘Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? ... If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?’’
— Patrick Henry

‘‘No slave shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass, unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company, with arms from one place to another. Arms in possession of a slave contrary to this prohibition shall be forfeited to him who will seize them.’’
— A Bill Concerning Slaves, Virginia Assembly, 1779

‘‘No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).’’
— Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution (with his note added), 1776. Papers 1:353

‘‘To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them...’’
— Richard Henry Lee, 1787

"Free men own guns. Slaves don't."
- bumper sticker


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Bitter Thorn wrote:

"Free men own guns. Slaves don't."

- bumper sticker

Why I remember a once free family that went on about how they didn't need to own guns and sure enough they were slaves by the next morning. Got 'em working at my taffy plantation ever since. When will people learn?


The Jade wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:

"Free men own guns. Slaves don't."

- bumper sticker
Why I remember a once free family that went on about how they didn't need to own guns and sure enough they were slaves by the next morning. Got 'em working at my taffy plantation ever since. When will people learn?

When indeed? We never think it will happen to us. Damn you taffy slaver!!!!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Bitter Thorn wrote:
The Jade wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:

"Free men own guns. Slaves don't."

- bumper sticker
Why I remember a once free family that went on about how they didn't need to own guns and sure enough they were slaves by the next morning. Got 'em working at my taffy plantation ever since. When will people learn?
When indeed? We never think it will happen to us. Damn you taffy slaver!!!!

MWAH HA HA H... uh... ow... I think I just pulled a tooth out of my mouth.


“There are three kinds of deceivers: fools, those who deceive themselves but not others; knaves, those who deceive others but not themselves; and philosophers, those who deceive both themselves and others.”

– Anonymous


“The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink toward mediocrity.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-94)

Andoran

"Analogies are like sandwiches in that I'm making one now."
- Randall Munroe


“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

– Sir Ranulph Fiennes


“The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them should be good at taking orders.”

– Linda Festa


“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller


Steven Purcell wrote:

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

– Sir Ranulph Fiennes

:)


“The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.”

– Paul Johnson


“Ferocity and cunning … are useful to the individual only because there is so large a proportion of the same traits actively present in the human environment to which he is exposed. Any individual who enters the competitive struggle without the due endowment of these traits is at a disadvantage, somewhat as a hornless steer would find himself at a disadvantage in a drove of horned cattle.”

– Thorstein Veblen


“The real existence of an enemy upon whom one can foist off everything evil is an enormous relief to one's conscience. You can then at least say, without hesitation, who the devil is; you are quite certain that the cause of your misfortune is outside, and not in your own attitude.”

– Carl Jung


“There are moments when everything goes well; don’t be frightened, it won’t last.”

– Jules Renard


Good set of quotes, Steven!

Andoran

"It's nobody's business who you love. It's nobody's business who you love, where you love, what equipment you might use... It's interesting, but it's nobody's business."
- Roy Zimmerman, on same-sex marriage

"Sarah Palin says she knows foreign policy because Alaska is next to Russia? Really? That's like trying to toast a bagel in your freezer."
- Roy Zimmerman, on the 2008 presidential elections

Andoran

"You're telling me that the only reason that people should be nice to each other is because they are afraid of some inescapable sky-daddy with an inevitable punishment? That if we don't fear this indomitable beast coming after us, that we have no reason to be nice to each other?"
- L. Aron Nelson, in a response to the argument of a religious advocate that morals come from a divine being.


"Man has a love for fire. Napalm, white phosphorus, promethium, oil, gasoline, meltas, plasmas, firestorms, incendiaries, firepower, fireline, flamethrower, fireteam, firefighter, the flames of war, fire, fire, fire. What else could be said to have benefited as much from man as fire? What other element has been defended, nursed, tutored, fed, and loved more than fire? Our cities, our books, our people, our enemies, our friends, our dead, our living, our greatest works and most heinous feats; all of them, fed to the ever hungry flames, and there it is. Years of brilliant minds worked on that one. For warfare, for country, for humanity? No. We wanted to see what fire, raw unchained flame, could do."


“A man who does not possess himself enough to hear disagreeable things, without visible marks of anger and change of countenance, or agreeable ones, without sudden bursts of joy and expansion of countenance, is at the mercy of every artful knave or pert coxcomb.”

– Lord Chesterfield


“Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness – I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”

– Aaron Copland


“The larger and more complex a machine, the more unforgiving it is when something goes wrong.”

– Anonymous


“Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews.”

– John Updike


Steven Purcell wrote:

“The larger and more complex a machine, the more unforgiving it is when something goes wrong.”

– Anonymous

+1

Andoran

"There has been a lot of criticism about us Boomers, but I think we can say in all modesty that, despite our flaws in other areas, when it comes to parenting, we have done a truly horrible job. In an effort to make life perfect for our children, we have ruined them. Instead of teaching them that they have to work for nice things, we've simply given them everything. We have raised a generation of young people who believe they're the center of the universe."
- Dave Barry


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

"There has been a lot of criticism about us Boomers, but I think we can say in all modesty that, despite our flaws in other areas, when it comes to parenting, we have done a truly horrible job. In an effort to make life perfect for our children, we have ruined them. Instead of teaching them that they have to work for nice things, we've simply given them everything. We have raised a generation of young people who believe they're the center of the universe."

- Dave Barry

:)

Andoran

Bitter Thorn wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

"There has been a lot of criticism about us Boomers, but I think we can say in all modesty that, despite our flaws in other areas, when it comes to parenting, we have done a truly horrible job. In an effort to make life perfect for our children, we have ruined them. Instead of teaching them that they have to work for nice things, we've simply given them everything. We have raised a generation of young people who believe they're the center of the universe."

- Dave Barry
:)

I f!+%ing hate my generation, and I've lost respect for my parents' generation because of it.


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Bitter Thorn wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

"There has been a lot of criticism about us Boomers, but I think we can say in all modesty that, despite our flaws in other areas, when it comes to parenting, we have done a truly horrible job. In an effort to make life perfect for our children, we have ruined them. Instead of teaching them that they have to work for nice things, we've simply given them everything. We have raised a generation of young people who believe they're the center of the universe."

- Dave Barry
:)
I f#~@ing hate my generation, and I've lost respect for my parents' generation because of it.

For what it's worth I had some great workers at the gaming stores I managed who were quite young. In fact my daughter married one, and I'm very proud of my daughter and son in law.

Andoran

Bitter Thorn wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

I f#~@ing hate my generation, and I've lost respect for my parents' generation because of it.

For what it's worth I had some great workers at the gaming stores I managed who were quite young. In fact my daughter married one, and I'm very proud of my daughter and son in law.

Well that's good, at least.


Heathansson wrote:

"Dude, my turds have more muscles than you do."

True life quote.

Aldeth, the Paladin/Shadowbane Inquisitor/Rogue, talking about the new hire at the Gold Goblin Inn. The new hire is one of the priestesses of Calistria, wanting a position of "horizontal pleasures specialist".

Aldeth, take one.

"We should accommodate the whore."

You can't make this stuff up.

Andoran

"Freedom of religion, demands, by necessity, freedom from religion."
- L. Aron Nelson, speaking on the subject of the Texas Board of Education


“Now I know the things I know, / And do the things I do; / and if you do not like me so, / To hell, my love, with you!”

– Dorothy Parker


“The gods do disguise themselves as strangers from abroad, and wander round our towns in every kind of shape to see whether people are behaving themselves or getting out of hand.”

– Homer, The Odyssey


“A book worth reading is worth buying.”

– John Ruskin


Some random Ferengi Rules of Acquisition:

190: Hear all; trust nothing

98: Every man has his price

48: The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife

8: Small print leads to large risk

Andoran

"The god that our neighbors believe in is essentially an invisible person. He is a creator deity who created the universe to have a relationship with one species of primate--lucky us. And he's got galaxy upon galaxy to attend to, but he's especially concerned with what we do. And he's especially concerned with what we do naked."
- Sam Harris

Andoran

Also, not strictly quotes, but still interesting:

Inspire courage

Never feed clergy after midnight

When life gives you lemons...

Bat-pun!

Best idiot-proofing ever

How to find an angry hermit

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
-Buddha

Qadira RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8

"My wife told me to choose between role-playing games and her. ... I'm really gonna miss her." -- Tarren Dei

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