October 13

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect. ~ Linus Torvalds
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2004
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. ~ Richard Bach
2005
Forgive us the breach of positive commands and negative commands, whether or not they involve an act, whether or not they are known to us. ~ Liturgy for Yom Kippur (begins the night of the 12th)
2006
If you ever get trial by television or guilt by accusation, that day freedom dies because you have not had it done with all of the careful rules that have developed in a court of law. Press and television rely on freedom. Those who rely on freedom must uphold the rule of law and have a duty and a responsibility to do so and not try to substitute their own system for it. ~ Margaret Thatcher (born 13 October 1925).
2007
I'm always astounded at the way we automatically look at what divides and separates us. We never look at what people have in common. If you see it, black and white people, both sides look to see the differences, they don't look at what they have together. Men and women, and old and young, and so on. And this is a disease of the mind, the way I see it. ~ Doris Lessing (recent Nobel Prize winner for Literature)
2008
I think it's a disgrace for the international community that we have allowed so many conflicts to become frozen, and we are not making a serious effort to solve them. ~ Martti Ahtisaari (recent winner of the Nobel Peace prize of 2008)
2009

Suggestions

Defeat—I do not recognise the meaning of the word! ~ Margaret Thatcher

  • 3 because this is very powerful, a gesture of determination, blind from failure. Zarbon 03:54, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 01:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Pennies don't fall from heaven, they have to be earned here on earth. ~ Margaret Thatcher

  • 3 because praying only goes so far, one must still fight here on soil for profit. Zarbon 03:54, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 01:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other's good intentions. ~ Margaret Thatcher

  • 3 because this is true. For every truly honorable idealist, there's at least one who is willing to take advantage of those ideals for exploitation purposes. Zarbon 03:54, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 01:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs. ~ Margaret Thatcher

  • 3 because man can speak powerfully, but woman gives birth to man. Very dynamic sharing of her perspective. Zarbon 03:54, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 01:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

If the answer is infinite light, why do we sleep in the dark? ~ Paul Simon

  • 4 because darkness compels and relaxes. Darkness soothes and creates serenity. Therefore, it is an answer just as light, if not an answer moreso. Zarbon 05:22, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 01:40, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests. ~ Albert Jay Nock


Those that have wealth must be watchful and wary,
Power, alas! naught but misery brings! ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly


Oh, I have roamed o'er many lands,
And many friends I've met;
Not one fair scene or kindly smile
Can this fond heart forget. ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly


My fond affection thou hast seen,
Then judge of my regret
To think more happy thou hadst been
If we had never met. ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly


Surely 't is better, when summer is over
To die when all fair things are fading away. ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly


I 've wandered east, I 've wandered west,
Through mony a weary way;
But never, never can forget
The luve o' life's young day! ~ William Motherwell


Mournfully, oh, mournfully,
The midnight wind doth sigh,
Like some sweet plaintive melody
Of ages long gone by. ~ William Motherwell