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    Cool here. Fall is in the air if not exactly on the calender. Yet.

    Words and thoughts. There have been many great books I have read. Many great thoughts I have been exposed to.

    Of all the great thinkers, it is hard for me to beat the Great One Himself, Mark Twain. An American Original, and with a sense of humor as well.

    For instance:

    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

    Mark Twain

    In an age when so many are educated far beyond their level of intelligence, this is golden.

    There is also homespun and practical wisdom:

    I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

    Mark Twain

    But mainly, he was smart, and funny...

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.

    Mark Twain.

    There are many people whose words mean much to me, but I picked Mark Twain. I could have picked many many others...but Twain is an original, and is brilliant.

    The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

    TOTD: What thoughts or quotes mean or have meant something to you? Not necessarily the words you live by, but words that mean something to you. Who do you listen to?

    Share some words.....
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    My greatest source of quotations and wisdom has come from my parents, bless their souls. As I get older and grumpier, I find myself quoting back their wisdom to my little bug as well as friends, words of wisdom such as:

    "you won't find a thoroughbred in a cow pasture" (on dating and romance)
    Dad

    "You can't polish a turd" (on putting on false pretenses)
    Mom

    "I guess if I wanna have something nice around this house with you damn kids here I'll have to pack it up my ass" (on motherhood and its frustrations)
    Mom

    "Wish in one hand, shit in the other, see which gets full fastest" (on daydreaming and not working)
    Mom

    "You look like you've been shot at and missed, shit at and hit" (on teenage daughters hangover)
    Dad

    "Life can be a real ball ripper" (forgetting above mentioned teenager's gender)
    Dad

    "If you don't go to people's funerals, no one will go to yours" (on family obligations)
    Mom

    "You made your bed, now lay in it" (on responsibility)
    Dad

    "If frogs had wings, they wouldn't bump their ass every time they hopped would they?" (on trying to be someone you are not)
    Mom

    "I prayed not to have disabled children because I have no patience. Somedays I wonder if the good Lord didn't decide to test me anyway" (on something particularly stupid done by her children)
    Mom

    "If you wanna see God laugh, tell him your plans" (religious philosophy)
    Mom

    and my favorite of all:

    "Don't worry baby, God will put you exactly where he wants you to be" (when life becomes overwhelming)
    Mom



    *wipes tear*
    I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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    Quarter to 12 here at the RDU. It turned out to be a pretty day Friday, and I'm hoping for more of the same tomorrow. No clouds, plenty of sun. You could have worn short sleeves or a light sweater.

    Perfect night weather here, 'cool' outside for the first time in months. Death to mosquitoes and crickets everywhere. One week until vacation.

    TOTD: You have Mark Twain, I have good ol' TJ.

    "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."

    "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    "Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."

    "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
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    "Wherever you go, there you are."
    --Buckaroo Banzai (so I'm told)

    "It's always in the last place you look."
    --completely true saying that annoyed the heck out of one of my high school friends
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

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    "I was... ordered to drop my pants, bend over and spread my cheeks."
    --RagingInMiami achieving the DUmp's highest level of nirvana
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    "Something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."

    -- Mark Twain's definition of a classic
    "People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for."

    --Harper Lee
    The nice part of living in a small town is that when I don't know what I'm doing, someone else does.

    Men are like steel; both are worthless when they loose their temper.
    I love quotations.
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    All of you are on my list.:mad:
    Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    All of you are on my list.:mad:
    Oh, like we weren't already.
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

    Stinger:
    "I was... ordered to drop my pants, bend over and spread my cheeks."
    --RagingInMiami achieving the DUmp's highest level of nirvana
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    Oh, like we weren't already.
    Yeah, well...okay then. You're going straight to Hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Yeah, well...okay then. You're going straight to Hell.
    Why would we want to visit your house?


    *ducks and runs*
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

    Stinger:
    "I was... ordered to drop my pants, bend over and spread my cheeks."
    --RagingInMiami achieving the DUmp's highest level of nirvana
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    Why would we want to visit your house?


    *ducks and runs*
    Ask Ginger.
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