June 6

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Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Do nothing, and everything is done. ~ Laozi
  • suggested by IP 68.201.219.53
2005
Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool. ~ Aleksandr Pushkin (born 6 June 1799 {26 May O.S.})
2006
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. ~ The Book of Revelation
  • selected by Kalki; once a century date of 06/06/06; too rare a link to this old chestnut to pass up
2007
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them. ~ Thomas Mann
2008
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor. ~ Pierre Corneille
2009

Suggestions

The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. ~ Aleksandr Pushkin

  • 3 because sometimes, illusion can steer us away from problems. Zarbon 23:09, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

‘Tis time, my friend, ‘tis time!
For rest the heart is aching;
Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking
Fragments of being, while together you and I
Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die. ~ Aleksandr Pushkin


Time cools, time clarifies, no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. ~ Thomas Mann

  • 3 because time mends the pain of loss and suffering. Zarbon 23:24, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own. ~ Thomas Mann

  • 3 because the dead is unaware of suffering, but the survivors carry the weight of anguish and loss within. Zarbon 23:24, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. ~ Thomas Mann

  • 3 because without the firing of these pistols, ringing of bells, blaring of trumpets, etc. mankind wouldn't distinguish where in time they stand. It's particularly nice how Mann decides to personify "time" as a character in itself. Zarbon 23:24, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. ~ Thomas Mann

  • 3 because obsession and possession of a certain idea...makes one become devoured by its very essence, and almost every move one makes, one makes revolving around that idea. Zarbon 23:24, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Who is all-powerful should fear everything. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 because those who have the power, trust no one. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 because it is difficult to avoid the intrigues of power when being at the height of power. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Your virtue raises your glory above your crime. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 2 because to fight with virtue is glorious. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 4 because this quote brilliantly depicts the epitome of that which I stand for. The gallant march to death. The very beauty of death. Yes, the magnificently charming texture of death, best depicted here in the verbalization of the context of this quote. And yes, the death for one's country is so beautiful, darn...beautiful. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 2 because without risk, there would be no excitement. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

He who fears not death fears not a threat. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 2 because the acceptance of death is admirable. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 2 because kings are human, and they too make mistakes. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Reason and love are sworn enemies. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 and I love this quote. For those who decide with their heart are those who are "love" oriented. I, on the other hand, prefer the "reason" ascribed people. But regardless of any side, the beautiful image is painted well in this quote, as the characterization of "love" and "reason" is witnessed, neither is "right" and neither is "wrong", but both are different. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

One is often guilty by being too just. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 2 well said. Zarbon 05:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Sir, what does it matter whom I serve, so long as I am right? ~ Pierre Corneille


We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~ William Ralph Inge

  • 2 for being outright. Zarbon 06:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3. 1. This quote is unsourced. InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
    • I sourced the quote. You may recast your vote. Zarbon 22:24, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

There are two kinds of fools: one says, "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better." ~ William Ralph Inge

  • 2 for clarifying the difference between fools in a vivid manner. Zarbon 06:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3. 1. This quote is unsourced. InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
    • I sourced the quote. You may recast your vote. Zarbon 22:24, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal. ~ William Ralph Inge

  • 3 because this statement says what I believe...all civilizations must come to an end. Zarbon 06:00, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2. 1. This quote is unsourced. InvisibleSun 21:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
    • I sourced the quote. You may recast your vote. Zarbon 22:24, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side. ~ Thomas Mann


Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. ~ Thomas Mann


For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. And with that, I wake up. ~ Thomas Mann

  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 but I'd find the knowledge of death to control man's fate, regardless of his wanting it or not. Zarbon 22:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:49, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

While in the life of the human race the mythical is an early and primitive stage, in the life of the individual it is a late and mature one. ~ Thomas Mann


The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 and that's the highest I could give this one after I had already examined Corneille fully. Zarbon 22:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:49, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

The greater the effort, the greater the glory. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 and that's the highest I could give this one after I had already examined Corneille fully. Zarbon 22:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:49, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Do your duty, and leave the rest to heaven. ~ Pierre Corneille

  • 3 Kalki 23:05, 5 June 2008 (UTC) 4 Kalki 22:34, 5 June 2008 (UTC) Personally I still much prefer this to any on the page, but am making a tactical shift to favor another one by Corneille, which everyone else agrees is impressive.
  • 2 and I don't particularly find this quote excessively exhilarating. I don't quite comprehend what is meant by "leaving it to heaven". Is it like saying you will be judged if you do and judged if you don't?...a bit confusing. Maybe if it's better explained. Zarbon 22:46, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
I actually don't approve of turning the QOTD suggestion pages into running commentaries on the quotes (which can often indicate very poor understanding or nearly complete obliviousness about what has been expressed very eloquently by others), but I will respond to this query, and indicate why I held this in higher value than the others.
It is somewhat related to the quote which was selected, in that it indicates one's happiness is not always in one's control, and cannot always be assured, but one's efforts to cleave to an honorable path is something that ultimately depends upon one's own integrity and not that of others, nor upon one's external fortunes. To elaborate on it a little further, I would say that it indicates very succinctly: Do what is right to do, and attempt what is right to attempt — without regard to success or failure, or to punishments and rewards. Leave that which cannot be known to fate, and make efforts to do what one knows to be worthy of doing in a noble way. There is no higher duty than that. One cannot usually have a clear idea of the full results of one's efforts in many regards, but one can have a clear idea of whether something is a worthy effort or not. That which helps and advances noble causes is worthy to attempt, that which merely petty and destructive towards anyone is petty and destructive to one's own integrity and path of honor. ~ Kalki 04:44, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, the message was similar to that expressed by the quote chosen. I ranked it accordingly as a 2 then. I don't normally ask for an explanation of meaning, this was uncommon and it had to be cleared as a rarity, thanks for taking the time to explain my dear comrade. Zarbon 11:31, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Upon the brink of the wild stream
He stood, and dreamt a mighty dream.

~ Aleksandr Pushkin ~

  • 3 Kalki 23:05, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 03:52, 6 June 2008 (UTC)