January 14

From Quotes
The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
Prof. F. A. P. Aveling
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy — in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other ~ Robert Heinlein in Stranger In A Strange Land
2005
Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen. ~ Æschylus
2006
Not one of us knows what effect his life produces, and what he gives to others; that is hidden from us and must remain so, though we are often allowed to see some little fraction of it, so that we may not lose courage. ~ Albert Schweitzer (born 14 January 1875)
2007
Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.
Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd. ~ Robert Anton Wilson (recent death)
2008
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. After that, there remains only the journey itself, which is nothing but the process through which we lose our ownership of it. ~ Yukio Mishima (born January 14, 1925)
2009

Suggestions

Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever having put on another. ~ Benedict Arnold (born January 14)

  • 3 because this is a perfect example of one trying to gain redemption for one's own betrayal. Beautiful. Zarbon 16:24, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Morning of America - Page 209 by Frank Joseph Klingberg - United States - 1941

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. That is possible for him who never argues and strives with men and facts, but in all experience retires upon himself, and looks for the ultimate cause of things in himself. ~ Albert Schweitzer

  • 3 because blaming others is easy, but taking responsibility for one's own life is admirable. Zarbon 05:04, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

The only way out of today's misery is for people to become worthy of each other's trust. ~ Albert Schweitzer

  • 3 because trust is not easily earned. Zarbon 05:04, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

It does not matter so much what you do. What matters is whether your soul is harmed by what you do. If your soul is harmed, something irreparable happens, the extent of which you won't realize until it will be too late. ~ Albert Schweitzer

  • 3 because the damaged soul begs for redemption. Zarbon 05:04, 1 May 2008 (UTC)