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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free. ~ Henry David Thoreau
2004
In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barley-corn less, and the good or bad I say of myself I say of them. ~ Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass
2005
All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer. ~ IBM maintenance manual, 1925
  • proposed by MosheZadka in honor of ENIAC, the world's first digital computer, being reactivated on 29 July 1947, after a memory upgrade that took the better part of a year
2006
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville (born 29 July 1805)
2007
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. ~ Dag Hammarskjöld (date of birth)
2008
The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind. ~ "National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958" creating NASA (signed by President Dwight Eisenhower on the 29th of July 1958; 50th anniversary of NASA in 2008)
2009

Suggestions

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. A mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning. ~ Dag Hammarskjöld (born 29 July 1905)


Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them. ~ Dag Hammarskjöld (date of birth)


For all that has been: Thanks. For all that will be: Yes. ~ Dag Hammarskjöld (date of birth)


what man calls civilization always results in deserts ~ Don Marquis (date of birth)


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ~ Don Marquis (date of birth)


If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. ~ Don Marquis (date of birth)


There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville (date of birth)


The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville (date of birth)


Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville (date of birth)


Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere. ~ Benito Mussolini (date of birth)


Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism. ~ Benito Mussolini (date of birth)


Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts. ~ Benito Mussolini (born July 29)

  • 3 because courage and preparedness are key to victory. Zarbon 16:51, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 15:04, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

For my part I prefer fifty thousand rifles to five million votes. ~ Benito Mussolini (born July 29)

  • 4 because having power is important, moreso than having every single person agree with it. Zarbon 16:51, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:04, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

It's good to trust others, but not to do so is much better. ~ Benito Mussolini (born July 29)

  • 3 because trust is good, but it is always good to be prepared. Zarbon 16:51, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:04, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The effective execution of a Plan is what counts and not mere planning on paper; it is not what we put on our plate or even what we eat that provides nourishment and growth, but what we digest. ~ J. R. D. Tata

  • 2 Zarbon 20:10, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 01:39, 29 July 2008 (UTC)