John Brooks
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John Brooks is now a member of Art of Manliness
Feb 27, 2013

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Jack Johnson and beyond
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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Teddy Roosevelt

“Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” -Robert E. Lee

“The soldier who has died due to the failure of his officer is a crime before God. So study hard, young Lieutenant. Prepare yourself well. Burn the midnight oil so that in your old age you will not look down at your hands to find his blood red upon them.”
–Gen. George Patton

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

-Teddy Roosevelt (My father's yearbook quote.)

"Better to fight for something than to live for nothing."

- Gen. George Patton

"Be sure that you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

-Abraham Licoln

"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." 

-Mark Twain

"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

- Gen. Douglas MacAurthur

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."

- Abraham Lincoln

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."

-Theodore Roosevelt

"There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline."

-Gen. George Patton

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

-Winston Churchill 

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Carl Monster replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Cussing is meant to give EXTREME emphasis to a thought, a strong emotion. Usually anger. IF I WERE TO USE IT ALL THE TIME IT WOULD LOSE ITS DEMONSTRATIVE EFFECT AND BECOME LESS AND LESS EFFECTIVE, AND EVENTUALLY, TIRESOME. When my boss cusses, and…"
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Michael D. Denny replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
""but that reduction of income during the payoff period - ten times over - that period slows growth. Every time. Often enough to eliminate any possible pay down of the deficit" Because they go all about it in the wrong…"
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Michael D. Denny replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
""Good enough for government work" used to be an euphamism that implied quality." No. It didn't."
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John Muir replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
"From what I've read, most of what we gave Europe (and the Soviet Union) under lend-lease we ended up giving them for 10% of actual value. The Marshall plan is a whole other thing. "
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Shane replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
"Lend lease and the US was the world's manufacturing base."
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John Muir replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
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Tim replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Cussing is unimaginative. Smart speakers and writers don't need to cuss to get their point across with the frequency they do nowadays. The English language has so many amazing words, yet too many people rely on cusswords because they don't…"
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Michael Martin commented on Dylan Cheesman's group Scottish Heritage
"Hello guys. I have a lot of Scottish heritage. My paternal Grandfather is almost 100% with a very small amount of English. We have traced his ancestry back to about the 1200's.  "
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