January 4

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Bertrand Russell
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2005
I know this in no way alleviates the enormous amounts of pain and loss experienced by those who have suffered from the tsunami, but I hope it can make a difference. ~ Sandra Bullock on her large donation to tsunami relief efforts of the American Red Cross
2006
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ~ Isaac Newton (born 4 January 1643)
2007
Men learn little from others' experience. But in the life of one man, never the same time returns. ~ T. S. Eliot, in Murder in the Cathedral (died 4 January 1965)
2008
The main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical. ~ Isaac Newton (born 4 January 1643)
2009

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things. ~ Isaac Newton

Suggestions

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. ~ Isaac Newton (born January 4, 1643)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:38, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 16:16, 3 January 2008 (UTC) A variant of this has already been used. ~ Kalki 16:16, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 17:53, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. ~ Isaac Newton

  • 3 Kalki 19:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 because it is true, where civilization has not been able to find an explanation for many of mankind's follies. Zarbon 17:53, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. ~ Isaac Newton

  • 3 Kalki 19:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 17:53, 22 April 2008 (UTC)