March 19

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. ~ Ambrose Bierce in The Devil's Dictionary
The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior. ~ Earl Warren (born 19 March 1891)
Who save the madman dares to cry: "'Tis I am right, you all are wrong"?
"You all are right, you all are wrong," we hear the careless Soofi say,
"For each believes his glimm'ering lamp to be the gorgeous light of day."

~ Sir Richard Francis Burton ~ (born 19 March 1821)
All Faith is false, all Faith is true: Truth is the shattered mirror strown
In myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own.

~ Sir Richard Francis Burton ~
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.

~ Sir Richard Francis Burton ~


"He who wants to protect everything, protects nothing," is one of the fundamental rules of defense. ~ Adolf Galland (born March 19)

  • 3 because it is very true. Basically, he who tries to do everything all at once, fails miserably. Time and patience are virtues. And protection works well as a perfect example to this fundamental military practice. Zarbon 04:30, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The First and the Last: The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces - Page 165 by Adolf Galland - World War, 1939-1945 - 1954

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. ~ Richard Francis Burton

  • 3 because man truly has shamelessly used religion as an excuse to further man's own purposes. Zarbon 05:51, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Cease, Man, to mourn, to weep, to wail; enjoy thy shining hour of sun;
We dance along Death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun? ~ Richard Francis Burton

  • 3 because regardless of the fact that death awaits, the time in between isn't spent waiting for death. The fact that the end comes is never a detrimental factor to people's actual enjoyment while they are alive. Zarbon 05:51, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Listen: if there is war down there— and if you think me worthy of it, and capable —you ought to grant me the honor of conducting the campaign. Surely, you don't think me too old? ~ Emilio De Bono

  • 2 Zarbon 04:40, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Forgive me, that was the soldier speaking. Now this is the man speaking again. And the man is more than the soldier. I can bear anything. Death is a more solemn thing than all the earthly trash. ~ Emilio De Bono

  • 3 Zarbon 04:40, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

We look on seriously, but serenely. ~ Emilio De Bono

  • 2 Zarbon 04:40, 17 June 2008 (UTC)