April 24

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004 
In war, you win or lose, live or die — and the difference is just an eyelash. ~ Douglas MacArthur
2005 
Everything seems an echo of something else. ~ Robert Penn Warren (born 24 April 1905)
2006 
The end of man is knowledge but there's one thing he can't know. He can't know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can't know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn't got and which if he had it would save him. ~ Robert Penn Warren (born 24 April 1905)
2007
I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards. When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness. ~ Anthony Trollope
2008

Suggestions

There can only be peace when they will start to love their children more than they hate us. ~ Golda Meir

  • 3. Nominated for Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzma'ut) 2007. LordAmeth 18:46, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 16:41, 23 April 2008 (UTC) 3 Kalki 11:11, 23 April 2007 (UTC) No longer associated with this date — Yom Ha'atzmaut, falls on 8 May this year, and there remains no definite source for this statement. In 2007 I ranked it 3 and remarked: leaning towards a four, but only for 2007, as the Gregorian date varies for Yom Ha'atzma'ut, which is based on the Hebrew calendar. It also fits in well with the previous QOTD by Shakespeare. But I would prefer to use one of the better sourced or more widely used variants:
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.
or
Peace will come when the Arabs start to love their children more than they hate us.
Despite believing these sentiments probably originated with a statement of Meir somewhere, and liking this much in a more universal sense, of there being peace when people start loving their children more than they hate each other, there is not yet a definitely reliable source for this, and I am declining to use it for this date. Hopefully some definite source of Meir's exact statement can be found in the months ahead, and this can be used at some other date. ~ Kalki 21:50, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 00:12, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Life is so unlike theory. ~ Anthony Trollope (born 24 April 1815)


There is no such mischievous nonsense in all the world as equality. What men ought to want is liberty. ~ Anthony Trollope

  • 3 Kalki 11:11, 23 April 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:54, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 00:12, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I cannot hold with those who wish to put down the insignificant chatter of the world. ~ Anthony Trollope


The best way to be thankful is to use the goods the gods provide you. ~ Anthony Trollope


In separateness only does love learn definition. ~ Robert Penn Warren


The poem... is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see — it is, rather, a light by which we may see — and what we see is life. ~ Robert Penn Warren


So little time we live in Time,
And we learn all so painfully,
That we may spare this hour's term
To practice for Eternity.

~ Robert Penn Warren ~

  • 3 Kalki 22:23, 23 April 2007 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4
  • 1 Zarbon 00:12, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:19, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

...the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the State: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal. ~ Erich Raeder

  • 3 Zarbon 04:19, 8 July 2008 (UTC)