September 30

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. ~ William Blake
2005
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Helen Schucman
  • proposed by Kalki, and used on this date, because this had become attributed to Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (born 30 September 1207); the attribution was later corrected on 2007·09·30.
2006
Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each other. ~ Elie Wiesel (born 30 September 1928)
2007
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
2008
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
2009

Quotes by people born on this date used as QOTD on other dates:

27 August 2004 : Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. ~ Elie Wiesel
26 November 2004 : When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. ~ Elie Wiesel
10 December 2006 : The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. ~ Elie Wiesel

Suggestions

Terrorism must be outlawed by all civilized nations — not explained or rationalized, but fought and eradicated. Nothing can, nothing will justify the murder of innocent people and helpless children. ~ Elie Wiesel (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 00:33, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:58, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 23:31, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire, come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, and come yet again. Ours is not a caravan of despair. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 00:33, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:58, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 23:31, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The fault is in the blamer — Spirit sees nothing to criticize. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 23:58, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:58, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:31, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

A party is a political tool. If it's no longer useful, it should be crumpled up and thrown away. ~ Shintaro Ishihara (date of birth)


The great victories are never won in the first blow. ~ Johan Falkberget

  • 4 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

One does not create human society on mounds of corpses. ~ Louis Lecoin

  • 2 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

I did not decide to become an officer to start a military career... I could not suppose that my country would change, and I would. ~ Aleksandr Vasilevsky

  • 3 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting. ~ William Stoughton

  • 2 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

  • 2 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

  • 3 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. ~ Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

  • 2 Zarbon 05:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:46, 29 September 2008 (UTC)