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3 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2011 - 12:11PM #1
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‎"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" ~Ernest J. Gaines
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2011 - 12:12PM #2
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"make
 no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and State."


Thomas Jefferson




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3 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2011 - 11:17PM #3
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"[the very words only of Jesus] stated; that but a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandising their oppressors in Church and State; that the purest system of morals ever before preached to man, has been adulterated and sophisticated by artificial constructions, into a mere contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves; that rational men not being able to swallow their impious heresies. . . "


Thomas Jefferson




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3 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2011 - 11:18PM #4
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"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains."


Thomas Jefferson




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3 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2012 - 8:55PM #5
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Thus Fate suggests amazing alternatives to us in the retrospect, but in the actual living, Fate makes it clear that the only course which could have happened was that which did happen.


From "George Washington" by


William Roscoe Thayer

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2012 - 11:05PM #6
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"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good."


Abraham Lincoln
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 07, 2012 - 10:16PM #7
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To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid.
Jane Austen

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