August 29

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I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Mother Teresa
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it. ~ Clarence Darrow
2004
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. ~ William Cowper
2005
I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (born 29 August 1809)
2006
Religion, which should most distinguish us from the beasts, and ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts. ~ John Locke (born 29 August 1632)
2007
The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that disheartens, because it is true, is still of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
2008
Mankind has advanced. Human progress is ceaseless. We can ... conclude that building just societies is a fool's errand. We are always, despite our advances, only one sin away from slipping into the abyss of terror and ignorance. But that is not so. Generations upon generations have driven the human race farther and farther from darkness. ~ John McCain
2009

Suggestions

On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty fucking real to you too. Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day. Get it? ~ Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:25, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 121a0012 00:13, August 25, 2005 (UTC) (best to avoid profanity on main page)
  • 0 Kalki 23:48, 28 August 2005 (UTC) agree with above statement.
  • 0 because too much profanity. Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

There is reason to think, that, if men were better instructed themselves, they would be less imposing on others. ~ John Locke

  • 3 Kalki 23:48, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. ~ John Locke

  • 3 Kalki 23:48, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Poets are never young, in one sense. Their delicate ear hears the far-off whispers of eternity, which coarser souls must travel towards for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them. A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (born 29 August 1809)

  • 3 Kalki 22:35, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 but I'd preferably give it a 3 if it were trimmed to just "A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck (born 29 August 1862)

  • 3 Kalki 22:35, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. ~ Ingrid Bergman


As people are not eaten, butchering them is of no use. ~ Arndt Pekurinen


War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. ~ John McCain

  • 2 although I don't agree with this, and I'm neither a fool nor a fraud. Zarbon 06:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 13:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. ~ John McCain


There's going to be other wars. I'm sorry to tell you, there's going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars. ~ John McCain


Your character is not tested on occasions of public scrutiny or acclaim. It is not tested in moments when the object of your actions is the regard of another. Your character is what you are to yourself, not what you pretend to be to yourself or others. ~ John McCain

  • 3 Kalki 13:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:38, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)