July 26

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is. ~ Carl Jung (born 26 July 1875)
2005
Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him. ~ Carl Jung (born 26 July 1875)
2006
Pardon him, Theodotus; he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature. ~ George Bernard Shaw (born 26 July 1856)
2007
To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves. ~ Aldous Huxley (born July 26, 1894)
2008
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy. ~ Carl Jung
2009

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Lingvo internacia de la venontaj generacioj estos sole kaj nepre nur lingvo arta. Ludoviko Zamenhof, in honor of w:Unua Libro being published that day.

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:59, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Quotes of the day for en: should be in en unless they are well-known in en literature in their original language (cf. Caesar). 121a0012 15:40, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Zarbon 14:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction." Potsdam Declaration, made this day in 1945
(Text from Wikisource.)


An empty taxi arrived at 10 Downing Street, and when the door opened, Attlee got out. ~ Winston Churchill Clement Attlee became British PM on this day


All great truths begin as blasphemies.. ~ George Bernard Shaw (date of birth)


The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.. ~ George Bernard Shaw (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 23:59, 25 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:14, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because I like the comparison between a good pilot and a great pilot. Zarbon 14:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. ~ Carl Jung (date of birth)


The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. ~ Carl Jung (date of birth)


Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. ~ Aldous Huxley


If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. ~ Aldous Huxley


The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. ~ Aldous Huxley


Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. ~ Aldous Huxley


Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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  • 2 Zarbon 14:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. ~ George Bernard Shaw (date of birth)

  • 2 Zarbon 14:28, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane. ~ Kevin Spacey

  • 2 Zarbon 19:42, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops. ~ Shunroku Hata

  • 3 Zarbon 05:31, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

We should not miss the present opportunity or we shall be blamed by posterity. ~ Shunroku Hata

  • 4 Zarbon 05:31, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:04, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~ George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists from Man and Superman

  • 4 ~ UDScott 19:49, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:41, 28 October 2008 (UTC)