September 6

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. ~ Henry David Thoreau
2005
No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt. ~ Robert M. Pirsig
2006
My personal feeling is that this is how any further improvement of the world will be done: by individuals making Quality decisions and that's all. ~ Robert M. Pirsig
2007
Opinions are not to be learned by rote, like the letters of an alphabet, or the words of a dictionary. They are conclusions to be formed, and formed by each individual in the sacred and free citadel of the mind, and there enshrined beyond the arm of law to reach, or force to shake. ~ Frances Wright (born September 6, 1795)
2008
When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten. ~ Robert M. Pirsig
2009

Suggestions

Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organize themselves into a professor of chemistry? What's the motive? ~ Robert M. Pirsig, born this day.


Trials never end, of course. Unhappiness and misfortune are bound to occur as long as people live, but there is a feeling now, that was not here before, and is not just on the surface of things, but penetrates all the way through: We've won it. It's going to get better now. You can sort of tell these things. ~ Robert M. Pirsig

  • 3 Kalki 21:52, 5 September 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Women, wherever placed, however high or low in the scale of cultivation, hold the destinies of human kind. Men will ever rise or fall to the level of the other sex. ~ Frances Wright

  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:00, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Your spiritual teachers caution you against enquiry — tell you not to read certain books; not to listen to certain people; to beware of profane learning; to submit your reason, and to receive their doctrines for truths. Such advice renders them suspicious counsellors. By their own creed you hold your reason from their God. Go! ask them why he gave it. ~ Frances Wright

  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:00, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Deep in the struggle I have found the beauty of me
God is watchin' and the Devil finally let me be. ~ Macy Gray

  • 3 Zarbon 06:38, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:15, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:59, 5 September 2008 (UTC)