August 7

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
John Dryden
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. ~ Andrew Jackson
2004
A man should be upright, not kept upright. ~ Marcus Aurelius
2005
Intelligence is like four-wheel drive. It only allows you to get stuck in more remote places. ~ Garrison Keillor (born 7 August 1942)
2006
We help the internet not suck. ~ Jimmy Wales (born 7 August 1966)
2007
Wikipedia is first and foremost an effort to create and distribute a free encyclopedia of the highest possible quality to every single person on the planet in their own language. Asking whether the community comes before or after this goal is really asking the wrong question: the entire purpose of the community is precisely this goal. ~ Jimmy Wales
2008
The question isn't whether you have a good master or a bad master. It's to be your own master. That is the dignity of humanity. ~ Alan Keyes
2009

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When someone just writes 'fuck, fuck, fuck', we just fix it, laugh and move on. But the difficult social issues are the borderline cases - people who do some good work, but who are also a pain in the neck. ~ Jimmy Wales (born that day) "Who knows?", The Guardian, October 26, 2004


Going to church no more makes you a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car. ~ Garrison Keillor (born this day)


Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. ~ Jimmy Wales

  • 0 3 Kalki 22:34, 5 August 2005 This quote has now already been used, on 15 January 2006
  • 0 Zarbon 15:09, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

It turns out a lot of people don’t get it. Wikipedia is like rock’n’roll; it’s a cultural shift. ~ Jimmy Wales


When a feeling dissolves, it ceases to be your enemy and begins to be one of your allies. ~ Ed Seykota

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Freedom does not mean doing what you can get away with, doing what you please. It means, instead, having the opportunity to do what you ought to do--for family and for community and for humanity as a whole. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

There can be no self-government without self-discipline. There can be no self-government without self-control. There can be no liberty unless it is grounded in moral discipline and the ability to do what is right. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

The travesty of slavery wasn't physical abuse. It was the moral abuse of looking at a human being as if they are an animal. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

There's not a single thing on offer in this all-too-temporary world for which you should ever sell your soul. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 3 for the soul should never be sold. Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Our success or failure is not in the hands of our leaders. It is in our hands. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Every leader, and every regime, and every movement, and every organization that steps across the line to terrorism must be banished from the discourse of civilized human life. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

The answer to crime is not gun control, it is law enforcement and self-control. ~ Alan Keyes

  • 3 Zarbon 04:57, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)