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    "I meditate diligently every morning. The subject is Life and Love. I quit after three seconds." - Vash the Stampede, anime character

    "It's morphin' time." - The Power Rangers

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    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,
    that will herald the end of the republic."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Well you see, Norm, it's like this...A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.

    Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brains cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers. - Cliff Clavin

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    Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.

    James C. Dobson

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    Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.
    - Robert R. Updegraff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunted View Post
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,
    that will herald the end of the republic."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin
    Actually, no. I've seen this attributed to several "founding fathers" as well as respected historians from other cultures, but the first actual appearance of this (or similar) quote was in the mid-20th century. In some cases it wouldn't really matter who said something, but in this case, attributing this sentiment to some of our most universally respected statesmen lends it a gravitas, a finality, an air of inevitability that it simply does not deserve.

    Some interesting reading on this quote:

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/11/sorry-conservatives-de-tocqueville-did-not-call-2012-election/58839/ (Interesting for the number of tweets they gathered citing various supposed authors of the quote; the dose of anti-conservative snark you will get there is not intentional on my part.)

    http://www.lorencollins.net/tytler.html (A more scholarly, in-depth treatment.)

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    You're the man I want our children to spend their weekends with. - Anonymous

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    No man better knows what good is, than he who has endured evil.

    - Anonymous

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    I've got nothing to do today but smile.

    Simon and Garfunkel

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    "Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
    Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another."
    ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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