Interesting Quotes

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Key West, FL

#10280 Aug 23, 2013
“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice can not sleep forever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!”

Thomas Jefferson

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Key West, FL

#10281 Aug 23, 2013
“I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

Benjamin Franklin
Academy

United States

#10282 Aug 23, 2013
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Level 7

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#10283 Aug 23, 2013
"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty."

Thomas Jefferson
1787 Dec 20 to James Madison

How odd.

I see a lot of political grandstanding that run completely counter to that idea now.

Bad teachers, unions, funding (dependent on local property taxes), garbage tests to get funding and so forth.

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Level 7

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#10284 Aug 23, 2013
Academy wrote:
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
Cherry picking the Bible?
Let's see what's before and after to get some context:

15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—
the Lord detests them both.

16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom,
when they are not able to understand it?

17 A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge
and puts up security for a neighbor.

19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;
whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

“Colleges Search Engine ”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

www.schoolanduniversity.com

#10285 Aug 24, 2013
You never know whats around the corner, but it never stops you from wanting to see it. So why don't you explore the world full of possibilities.

“Colleges Search Engine ”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

www.schoolanduniversity.com

#10286 Aug 24, 2013
Your past is done, so forget it. Your future is yet to come, so dream it. But your present is now, so live it.

“Colleges Search Engine ”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

www.schoolanduniversity.com

#10287 Aug 24, 2013
A gun can kill,fire can burn, wind can chill and the mind can learn.Anger can rage till it tears you apart, but the power of your smile can melt a frozen heart.

“Colleges Search Engine ”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

www.schoolanduniversity.com

#10288 Aug 24, 2013
Sweet words are not always true. True words are not always sweet. But no matter what words can say. Actions will always tell the truth.

“Colleges Search Engine ”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

www.schoolanduniversity.com

#10289 Aug 24, 2013
A collection of mistakes is called experience and experience is the key to success.

“So it's not you, It's them?”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#10290 Aug 24, 2013
"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret."

"There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour."

Benjamin Disraeli

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Level 9

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#10291 Aug 24, 2013
"It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."

John Steinbeck

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#10292 Aug 24, 2013
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

-Groucho Marx

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#10293 Aug 24, 2013
"Better an ugly face than an ugly mind."

James Ellis

“I'll think about it.”

Level 4

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#10294 Aug 24, 2013
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
--Oscar Wilde

“I'll think about it.”

Level 4

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#10295 Aug 24, 2013
"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
--Cherokee Indian Proverb

“I'll think about it.”

Level 4

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#10296 Aug 24, 2013
"If it can be destroyed by the truth, then it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.--Carl Sagan

“So it's not you, It's them?”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#10297 Aug 25, 2013
"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."

John Locke

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Level 7

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#10299 Aug 25, 2013
This will be an unusual quote -



A product placement ad in a TV show that's a 50 second commercial.

Probably sounded like a great idea with the advertising conference call.

Only problem is, I saw that piece on "live" broadcast. Instantly changed the channel and haven't watched another episode.

They effectively did on a TV show a door to door salesman sticking their foot in the door to continue their pitch.

Level 1

Since: Aug 13

La Mesa, CA

#10300 Aug 25, 2013
“In my room, the world is beyond my understanding; but when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud.”

-Wallace Stevens

Now let's all move away from our computer screens and go outside and play!

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