June 21

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Life has no meaning a priori...It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre (born 21 June 1905)
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior. ~ Mary McCarthy (born 21 June 1912)
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling… ~ Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass (Solstice date 2007)
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


This date is usually that of the Summer solstice for most locations in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter solstice in the Southern.

If someone tells you he is going to make "a realistic decision", you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad. ~ Mary McCarthy

To be disesteemed by people you don’t have much respect for is not the worst fate. ~ Mary McCarthy

Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils. ~ Mary McCarthy

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:58, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ Kalki 21:23, 20 June 2007 (UTC) I am more inclined to use something relating to the solstice, at least for this year.
  • 2 Zarbon 04:22, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet. ... To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

O great wide beautiful wonderful World
With the wonderful waters around you curled
And the beautiful grass upon your breast
O World you are beautifully dressed. ~ John Crowley

  • 3 Ningauble 16:52, 18 November 2008 (UTC) (suggested for the solstice)