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TOPIC: Quote_of_the_Day_-_Meaningful,_provocative_and_amusing_quotes
Created by: fingerfuxs
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Here's a few to get us started :)

"To be is to do"--Socrates.

"To do is to be"--Jean-Paul Sartre.

"Do be do be do"--Frank Sinatra.

''Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.''

-- Gene Brown

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it."

-- Sam Levenson

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"Whatever you are, be a good one." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.

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Never attempt to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. Robert Heinlein

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"You can’t make a place for yourself in the sun if you keep taking refuge under the family tree."

~ Helen Keller

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I would rather die of passion than of boredom. —Vincent van Gogh

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Humans are closest to a virus - Agent Smith

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" the way things are going, I hope the White House renovations include a revolving door"~ a quote from A girlfriend of mine that I thought was particularly apropos.

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“Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements.  In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress. If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence. In one case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.” ~ Frederick Douglass, September 25, 1883

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"The new Constitution has put at rest forever all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institutions—African slavery as it exists among us—the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson, in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock upon which the old Union would split." He was right. What was conjecture with him, is now a realized fact. But whether he fully comprehended the great truth upon which that rock stood and stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with; but the general opinion of the men of that day was, that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away... Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the idea of a Government built upon it—when the "storm came and the wind blew, it fell.

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."

~Alexander Stephens. Vice President of the Confederate States of America explaining the foundation of the Confederacy in Savannah Georgia, March 21, 1861.

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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb." ~ Robert Browning

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