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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
2005
We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn't work. Now that we're inside we can make a complete pig's breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch. The Foreign Office is terribly pleased, it's just like old times. ~ "Sir Humphrey" on European unity, in the comedy series Yes, Minister
  • celebrating the start of the British EU presidency on July 1, 2005
  • proposed by AllanHainey
2006
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (date of birth)
2007
It is almost impossible to bear the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody’s beard. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (date of birth)
2008
We're on a mission from God. ~ Elwood J. Blues, in The Blues Brothers
2009

Suggestions

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

~ "O Canada" ~


Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (date of birth)


A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (date of birth)


There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of fact. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposites are possible. ~ Gottfried Leibniz (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 12:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 30 June 2005 21:03 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:48, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 InvisibleSun 21:28, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting. ~ Gottfried Leibniz (date of birth)


Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now when it's worked so well? ~ "Sir Humphrey" in Yes, Minister


As head of a military structure I am responsible for the realization of military issues. If you want to have everlasting peace, you must be ready for war. ~ Seyran Ohanyan (born July 1)

  • 4 because sometimes peace can only be won through war, and better yet, sometimes fire must be fought with fire. Zarbon 04:54, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Source: "Information About Blitzkrieg Is Groundless" Published on April 19, 2006
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:28, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:44, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

It takes as much time and trouble to pull down a falsehood as to build up a truth. ~ Peter Mere Latham


Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. ~ Peter Mere Latham


I don't consider myself a racist, I don't hate other peoples, but I certainly want to preserve my own. And I think that's true of all people. ~ David Duke

  • 3 and I agree with this. I believe that all races should be preserved and kept pure. That is what will always keep them culturally brilliant. This is also a nice way of going against interracial marriage, which I am strongly against. Zarbon 06:19, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 InvisibleSun 21:28, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Kalki 00:44, 1 July 2008 (UTC) I was briefly going to rank this a 1, as conceivably usable, in some fashion, but there is just no way I'd actually consider it Wikiquote QOTD material, and am simply being honest about that. ~ Kalki 01:04, 1 July 2008 (UTC)