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don_socalNovember 27, 2012

When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it.
Yo-Yo Ma

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.
Shirley MacLaine

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
Shirley MacLaine

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Raining here in Baltimore County. Shirley McLane was always a cracker upper.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 7:48AM
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anneliese_32(6)

All are very good, but Shirley McLane is down to earth good.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:17AM
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mawheel

It's snowing here in Berkeley County, Steve. It should be only a little over an inch, but that's enough to make the roads slippery.

Shirley McLaine is going to be in the 3rd season (on PBS) of "Downton Abbey", which starts in early January. The show is wonderful, as it is now, but I know she'll add another element of enjoyment to it. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:42AM
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rob333

But Machiavelli was of the mindset that a prince must rule with an iron fist-squash the rest into oblivion. Knowing this changes how I view his statements. It may or may not for others. His bigger problem is that he lived through the Borgias. He didn't think society should be without a prince, he espoused hatred for hereditary princes. A prince who took power was best. Very tainted view.

Shirley is an excellent example of laughter as the best medicine and she's an excellent healer.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:41AM
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west_gardener

Surprise, I picked the political quote. And I agree that:

"Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli".
Some people are praying to a false god, the almighty $$.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 6:56PM
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