June 4

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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
Margaret Young
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder
2005
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. ~ Socrates
2006
Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. ~ Victor Hugo in Les Misérables
  • proposed by Kalki earliest recorded solar eclipse (disputed), in China, 4 June 780 BC.
2007
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge —
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts —
That hope always triumphs over experience —
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
~ Robert Fulghum ~
2008
To insist on one's place in the scheme of things and to live up to that place.
To empower others in their reaching for some place in the scheme of things.
To do these things is to make fairy tales come true.
~ Robert Fulghum ~
2009

Suggestions

Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts. ~ Robert Fulghum

  • 4 because sometimes, words can hurt deeper than anything else. Zarbon 23:01, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:52, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Love the battle between chaos and imagination. ~ Robert Fulghum

  • 3 because love for imagination will combat chaos and vice versa. Having love for this process, this battle, is what makes life worth living. Zarbon 23:05, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:52, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Then no friends would not be like yourself (all friends would be as loyal as yourself). If you make a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it. --Confucius

  • 4 Aphaia 11:16, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 and I like the quote...I just don't see any relevance. On what day would Confucius be best to quote...considering his birth is unknown. I would rate this quote high, a 3 most likely, on a relevant date. Zarbon 03:27, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:52, 3 June 2008 (UTC) (as there is no clear relevance to the date, but clearly also not any that would be... this is a problem on the QOTD with most of the more ancient philosophers.)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I recall an old Sufi story of a good man who was granted one wish by God. The man said he would like to go about doing good without knowing about it. God granted his wish. And then God decided that it was such a good idea, he would grant that wish to all human beings.
And so it has been to this day. ~ Robert Fulghum


Be aware of wonder. And then remember the Dick and Jane books and the first word you learned — the biggest word of all — LOOK. ~ Robert Fulghum


The human race has found out the hard way that we are what we do, not just what we think. This is true for kids and adults — for schoolrooms and nations. ~ Robert Fulghum