August 1

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. ~ Aristotle
2004
Called or uncalled, God is there. ~ Ancient proverb, said to be Spartan, popularized by Carl Jung
  • selected by Kalki
    This is a translation of the Latin phrase Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. which Jung used as an inscription on his house, and also on his tomb. It is also commonly translated as " Called or uncalled, God is present." or sometimes "Invoked or not invoked...", "Bidden or unbidden", or "Summoned or not summoned..." God is present.
2005
From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. That the starry vault shall surcharge the heart with all rapturous marvelings, is only because we ourselves are greater miracles, and superber trophies than all the stars in universal space. ~ Herman Melville (born 1 August 1819)
2006
And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go
Oh, oh — You were the first one.
Oh, oh — You were the last one.
Video killed the radio star.

~ The Buggles ~
2007
People ask what are my intentions with my films — my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer: I try to tell the truth about the human condition, the truth as I see it. ~ Ingmar Bergman (recent death)
2008
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event — in the living act, the undoubted deed — there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. ~ Herman Melville in Moby-Dick (born 1 August 1819)
2009

Suggestions

A man to thrive must keep alive.

  • 0 (no source, no anon, no relevance) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:43, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Zarbon 14:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

They took the credit for your second symphony.
Rewritten by machine and new technology,
and now I understand the problems you can see.
~ The Buggles, "Video Killed the Radio Star"

  • first song played on MTV, (1 August 1981)
  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:49, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 Jeff Q (talk) 09:47, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 14:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 00:29, 2 August 2008 (UTC) not as memorable as the chorus of the song, which has already been used.

Genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round. ~ Herman Melville (born 1 August 1819)

  • 3 Kalki 23:33, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 14:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Are there no Moravians in the Moon, that not a missionary has yet visited this poor pagan planet of ours, to civilise civilisation and christianise Christendom? ~ Herman Melville (born 1 August 1819)

  • 3 Kalki 23:33, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 14:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Michael Badnarik

  • 3 Zarbon 03:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 11:00, 31 July 2008 (UTC) I would rank this higher, but I don't believe this actually originates with Badnarik.

Allow me to dispel a myth. People in the Middle East do not hate us for our freedom. They do not hate us for our lifestyle. They hate us because we have spent many years attempting to force them to emulate our lifestyle. ~ Michael Badnarik

  • 2 Zarbon 03:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 11:00, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

The question is: How bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. I'm quite sure that I will never experience that war - because dissidents are always the first to be eliminated. ~ Michael Badnarik

  • 2 Zarbon 03:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 11:00, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I am a very peaceful man. I love people and am known for my gregarious personality. However, if you try to confiscate my guns, I will feel compelled to give them to you, one bullet at a time. ~ Michael Badnarik

  • 4 Zarbon 03:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 11:00, 31 July 2008 (UTC)