June 15

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What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. ~ Albert Schweitzer
2005
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)
2006
Responsibility's like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)
2007
All that you know is at an end. ~ The "Silver Surfer" in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2008
I protect my right to be a Catholic by preserving your right to believe as a Jew, a Protestant, or non-believer, or as anything else you choose. We know that the price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that they might some day force theirs on us. ~ Mario Cuomo
2009

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Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)


The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)


If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~ William McFee

  • 3 because fate is interwoven as a characterization here, and to go against one's own fate is to battle against destiny. In essence, this is a nice quote, although in some cases, when someone's fate is sealed, there's nothing a person can do to prevent it's outcome. Zarbon 05:33, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
This was used on this date in 2005. ~ Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week. ~ Mario Cuomo

  • 3 because actions speak louder than words. Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Let's turn inflation over to the post office. That'll slow it down. ~ Morris Udall

  • 2 for comedic value. Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Everything has been said but not everyone has said it. ~ Morris Udall

  • 2 Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 0. This quote is unsourced. When I tried to source it, I came up with several variants and several people to whom it was attributed. Perhaps it would be better, then, to pass on this one for now. - InvisibleSun 22:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

When established identities become outworn or unfinished ones threaten to remain incomplete, special crises compel men to wage holy wars, by the cruelest means, against those who seem to question or threaten their unsafe ideological bases. ~ Erik Erikson