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Quotes to live by.
« on: August 28, 2014, 06:34:05 pm »
Don't give a give me a quote, instead share what you really know.
[Help. I forget whom shared that... :facepalm]

The reality is, much knowledge has been passed down, and continues to be, and we quote these things to survive threats.

Please share yours, allow me to start off with:

The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.

That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.” – Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1994

“The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002


Yes, again today I was "unfair", due to environment, the gun was a NAA 1 1/8" mini-revolver.

Mentors shared: " It ain't cheatin' instead ingenuity.

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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

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    Re: Quotes to live by.
    « Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 12:38:27 am »
    I can't remember which news outlet showed it, but after an assailant was shot dead by a cc bystander not that long ago, they interviewed an older lady who was a witness. She said, "The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Maybe someone will remember that one and post a link.
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    « Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 01:37:15 am »
    "Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist, no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220-pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110-pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out - People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically "right." Guns ended that, and a social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work."
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 07:57:39 am »
    From my signature:

    "Of course I carry a gun!  It gives me a chance against the sinners and protection from the righteous."
    CaliforniaOf course I carry a gun!  It gives me a chance against the sinners and protection from the righteous.

    If you are going through hell then don't stop. Keep going until you find the exit.

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    « Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 01:14:53 pm »
    From my signature:

    "Of course I carry a gun!  It gives me a chance against the sinners and protection from the righteous."

    Truth be told, I'm a complete sucker for quotes, so this thread is right up my alley. Who is the author of your quote, scarville? I've looked it up before, but it just brings me to we the armed and your Sig line.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 02:45:32 pm »
    Tom Givens "You don't get to choose when you need a gun.  Someone else chooses that for you.  What you do get to choose, though, is whether you'll have the gun with you when you do need it"

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    « Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 05:46:31 pm »
    Don't order fish at a steakhouse.

    Don't upset a woman who handles your food or knows where you sleep.

    When a woman asks how old you think she looks, the correct answer is always '23'.

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    « Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 06:43:04 pm »
    "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
    Benjamin Franklin

    And, from a contemporary of Ben's:

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
    Thomas Jefferson

    Not happiness, but merely the pursuit thereof.  So many people have it wrong.  Also, this is not a complete list.

    "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
    Thomas Jefferson

    Which leads directly to:

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    Thomas Jefferson
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    « Reply #8 on: August 29, 2014, 06:43:53 pm »

    When a woman asks how old you think she looks, the correct answer is always '23'.


    Unless she's only 22.   :D
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    « Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 06:47:37 pm »
    Unless she's only 22.   :D

    And then she probably wants to look older... :coffee



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    « Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 07:26:50 pm »
     "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

                                                                    Mark Twain

     "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."

                                                                    Mark Twain

    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

                                                                     Daniel Webster

    "God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars!"

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    « Reply #11 on: August 29, 2014, 11:07:14 pm »
    if its worth shooting once- its worth emptying the magazine.
    ~Mr.Marion

    Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    Never insult anyone by accident.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
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    Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
    ~Robert A. Heinlein

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    « Reply #12 on: August 30, 2014, 02:23:14 am »
    Truth be told, I'm a complete sucker for quotes, so this thread is right up my alley. Who is the author of your quote, scarville? I've looked it up before, but it just brings me to we the armed and your Sig line.

    That's because it is -- AFAIK -- an original line.
    CaliforniaOf course I carry a gun!  It gives me a chance against the sinners and protection from the righteous.

    If you are going through hell then don't stop. Keep going until you find the exit.

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    « Reply #13 on: August 30, 2014, 02:55:14 am »
    That's because it is -- AFAIK -- an original line.

    Ok, cool.

    I've always enjoyed it. To me sinners means like it gives you a chance against muggers or the criminal element. While the "righteous" would represent mass disarmament by politicians who are morally obligated to enact strict gun control laws........ For the children.

    Perhaps delving into the obvious, but I think interpretation differs from person to person.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #14 on: August 30, 2014, 11:20:24 am »
    Some oldies :

    Respice, adspice, prospice.      Look to the past, look to the present, look to the future.   

    Sic semper tyrannis.        Thus always to tyrants.

    Stultorum est timere quod vitare non potes.     "It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid."    ( Publius Syrus )
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    « Reply #15 on: August 30, 2014, 01:32:22 pm »
    Some oldies :

    Respice, adspice, prospice.      Look to the past, look to the present, look to the future.   

    Sic semper tyrannis.        Thus always to tyrants.

    Stultorum est timere quod vitare non potes.     "It is foolish to fear that which you cannot avoid."    ( Publius Syrus )

    I've never heard of any of these before, but I wrote this one on my folder for school. Let's just say there have been a few hurdles lately.

     :coffee
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #16 on: August 30, 2014, 02:49:10 pm »
    “Never mistake activity for achievement.”
    John Wooden

    "Courage is not the lack of fear, it is acting in spite of it." — Mark Twain

    I’ve discovered that forgiveness is not a checkbox. I’d been working for three years with checkboxes. But true forgiveness isn’t a step; it’s a process.”
    But with the Lord near us, we’ll be alright. Without him we’ll break, but with him we’ll break through.”
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    "....if you own a gun and have a swimming pool in the yard, the swimming pool is almost 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is."

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    « Reply #17 on: August 31, 2014, 02:05:24 pm »
    I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

                                                                                                    - G. K. Chesterton


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    « Reply #18 on: August 31, 2014, 02:07:03 pm »


    Sic semper tyrannis.        Thus always to tyrants.


    Or, as some Virginians out at the Hillbilly end would translate it: get your foot off my neck.
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    « Reply #19 on: August 31, 2014, 05:27:22 pm »
    Yup.  Hillbillys or cowboys - either one is a whole separate category.
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    « Reply #20 on: September 01, 2014, 12:04:45 am »
    Winning is a foregone conclusion. If you have prepared with passion.

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    « Reply #21 on: September 01, 2014, 01:30:05 pm »
    Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions - Sun-Tzu

    None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    « Reply #22 on: September 01, 2014, 09:36:16 pm »
    "You only get one death. Make it a good one."
    -Either Dead Six or Swords of Exodus. I believe either Hawk said it, or else Val attributed it to Hawk, but I can't for the life of me remember.

    "We're all gonna die, die standing up!"
    -Jed Eckert, Red Dawn (1984)

    Had a rather heated conversation with a loved one regarding why I carry a gun. The conversation was sparked by a report that ISIS had made credible threats against shopping malls in the U.S. Since we live within spitting distance of one of the largest malls in the country, this was of particular concern to me. I noted that I was going to order a new, better holster (done) and start carrying my gun regularly. My family member didn't understand this: in their opinion, my little pistol would be no match for a bunch of fanatics with suicide bombs and assault weapons (their words), and ISIS will probably take over the country anyway, so I shouldn't bother carrying.

    They're right, at least partly: if I find myself stuck in a terrorist attack, or an active-shooter situation, there's a good chance that I will die. But I refuse to die begging for mercy, or drowning in my own blood as some fanatic saws my head off with a rusty machete. If I die, I'm going to die fighting.
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    « Reply #23 on: September 01, 2014, 09:55:19 pm »
    "In order to deal with crazy people, you have to be the craziest one in the room."



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    « Reply #24 on: September 01, 2014, 10:17:44 pm »
    Get there firstest with the mostest.  - General Nathan Bedford Forrest

        Strategy is the great work of the organisation. In situation of life and death, it is the Way of survival or extinction. Its study cannot be neglected. - Sun Tzu
    None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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