October 28

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What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Fay B. Nash
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun. ~ Johnny Damon
2005
Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive. ~ Jonas Salk (born 28 October 1914)
2006
The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. ~ Evelyn Waugh (born 28 October 1903)
2007
I have dreams, and I have nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams. ~ Jonas Salk (date of birth)
2008
Walk a single path, becoming neither cocky with victory nor broken with defeat, without forgetting caution when all is quiet or becoming frightened when danger threatens. ~ Jigoro Kano
2009

Suggestions

The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers. ~ Bill Gates, born that day

If at first you don't succeed, maybe losing is your style. Chris Lang October 28th 2008


To know and love another human being is the root of all wisdom. ~ Evelyn Waugh (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 18:52, 27 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:45, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (unsourced) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0. I can't find this quote on the Waugh page. - InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
This is a line from Brideshead Revisited, which has now been added to the page. ~ Kalki 22:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. ~ Jonas Salk (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 18:52, 27 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 05:45, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 for the cited version "I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more." (I would rank the version above higher if it were sourced.) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 for the version beginning "The reward..." - InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Both versions have now been sourced to published books. ~ Kalki 22:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility. ~ Francis Bacon

  • 2 Zarbon 05:39, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:52, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (unsourced) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

To ask may be but a moment's shame, not to ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame. ~ Jigoro Kano

  • 3 Zarbon 05:39, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

1 * 3 Kalki 15:52, 18 October 2008 (UTC) This seems to be a general Japanese proverb; I found no published mention of Jigoro Kano as its author. ~ Kalki 19:01, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

  • 4 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (unsourced) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced to Kano. - InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Comment: actually, this quote is attributed heavily to Jigoro Kano and Judo training. I located many books that have the quote, but I'm having trouble locating the exact source crediting Kano as the sole author. I'm pretty sure he did say it though. Zarbon 23:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

The man who is at the peak of his success, and the man who have just failed are in exactly the same position. Each must decide what he will do next. ~ Jigoro Kano

  • 2 Zarbon 05:39, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 15:52, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (unsourced) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
A variant of this is now sourced:

Paradoxically, the man who has failed and one who is at the peak of success are in exactly the same position. Each must decide what he will do next, choose the course that will lead him to the future.

  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 for the sourced version. - InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 still since its the same initial quote as I suggested only reworded. Zarbon 23:06, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ Ningauble 00:15, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Consider fully, act decisively. ~ Jigoro Kano

  • 2 Zarbon 05:39, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 15:52, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 03:08, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ UDScott 12:30, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (unsourced) Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
This is now sourced. ~ Kalki 19:01, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. ~ Bill Gates


Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else. ~ Evelyn Waugh (date of birth)

  • 3 Ningauble 16:14, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:01, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:06, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Neither wisdom nor good will is now dominant. Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. ~ Jonas Salk

  • 3 Kalki 22:12, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:28, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 23:06, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ Ningauble 00:15, 28 October 2008 (UTC)