December 11

From Quotes
Long is the road from conception to completion.
Moliθre
(Redirected from 11 December)
Jump to: navigation, search
Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. ~ Emo Phillips
2004
I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. ~ Ellen Goodman
2005
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (born 11 December 1918)
2006
In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim — that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people. ~ George Mason
2007
Let us not forget that violence does not live alone and is not capable of living alone: it is necessarily interwoven with falsehood. Between them lies the most intimate, the deepest of natural bonds. Violence finds its only refuge in falsehood, falsehood its only support in violence. Any man who has once acclaimed violence as his METHOD must inexorably choose falsehood as his PRINCIPLE. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2008

Suggestions

Oh, Be A Fine Girl - Kiss Me! ~ Mnemonic for remembering the star classification established by Annie Jump Cannon, born that day

  • 2 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 22:37, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 23:35, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes. ~ George Mason (born December 11, 1725)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:37, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:35, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. ~ George Mason

  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:37, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:35, 10 December 2006 (UTC) - but truncated without the article's prefatory "That"
  • 1 Zarbon 16:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

There are metaphysical problems, which cannot be disposed of by declaring them meaningless. ... We have to accept this fact to be honest. There are two objectionable types of believers: those who believe the incredible and those who believe that "belief" must be discarded and replaced by "the scientific method." ~ Max Born

  • 3 Kalki 21:26, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:51, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 16:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it, seems to me the deepest root of all that is evil in the world. ~ Max Born

  • 4 Kalki 21:26, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:51, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because this is a distant hint at the Greek saying, which I love, on the lines of "he who says he knows everything, knows nothing." Zarbon 16:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Sins are not forgiven to anyone, unless when the priest forgives them he believes they are forgiven. ~ Pope Leo X

  • 3 Zarbon 05:37, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Nobody can teach you love. Love you have to find yourself, within your being, by raising your consciousness to higher levels. ~ Osho

  • 2 Zarbon 05:37, 9 November 2008 (UTC)