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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Nothing is better than the unintended humor of reality. ~ Steve Allen
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein (born 26 April 1889)
Search men's governing principles, and consider the wise, what they shun and what they cleave to. ~ Marcus Aurelius (born 26 April 121)
They say that each generation inherits from those that have gone before; if this were so there would be no limit to man's improvements or to his power of reaching perfection. But he is very far from receiving intact that storehouse of knowledge which the centuries have piled up before him; he may perfect some inventions, but in others, he lags behind the originators, and a great many inventions have been lost entirely. What he gains on the one hand, he loses on the other. ~ Eugène Delacroix
I had the good fortune and opportunity to come home and to tell the truth; many soldiers, like Pat Tillman... did not have that opportunity. The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype. ~ Jessica Lynch (date of birth)


When you are outraged by somebody's impudence, ask yourself at once, "Can the world exist without impudent people?" It cannot; so do not ask for impossibilities. ~ Marcus Aurelius

  • 3 Kalki 00:22, 26 April 2006 (UTC) (date of birth)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:43, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 00:16, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web. ~ Marcus Aurelius

  • 3 Kalki 00:22, 26 April 2006 (UTC) (date of birth)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:43, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 00:16, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

If mind is common to us, then also the reason, whereby we are reasoning beings, is common. If this be so, then also the reason which enjoins what is to be done or left undone is common. If this be so, law also is common; if this be so, we are citizens; if this be so, we are partakers in one constitution; if this be so, the Universe is a kind of Commonwealth. ~ Marcus Aurelius

I believe it safe to say that all progress must lead, not to further progress, but finally to the negation of progress, a return to the point of departure. ~ Eugène Delacroix (born April 26, 1798)

Nature creates unity even in the parts of a whole. ~ Eugène Delacroix

Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions. Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were, cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp boundaries. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein (born April 26, 1889)

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

A man should be upright, not kept upright. ~ Marcus Aurelius (born April 26)