July 7

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When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sidney J. Harris
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard
2005
The more you love, the more you can love — and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just. ~ Robert A. Heinlein (born 7 July 1907)
2006
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other 'sins' are invented nonsense. ~ Robert A. Heinlein (born 7 July 1907)
2007
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
2008
Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
2009

Suggestions

There was so much to grok, so little to grok from. ~ Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein, born that day.

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:38, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 121a0012 June 27, 2005 03:52 (UTC) (Enh... I think we can do better.)
  • 2 Kalki 5 July 2005 22:39 (UTC) This is actually one of my favorite Heinlein statements, in that it regularly goes through my mind, but "grok" still remains a somewhat obscure term to most people.
  • 2 Jeff Q (talk) 00:44, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. ~ Robert A. Heinlein


Nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail. ~ Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London; anniversary of the 7 July 2005 London bombings

This has now already been used, on 17 June 2007. ~ Kalki 00:44, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

  • 1 Zarbon 05:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and powerful, it was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jews, young and old; an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any consideration for age, for castes, for religions, whatever. That isn't an ideology, that isn't even a perverted faith. It is just an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder. ~ Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London; anniversary of the 7 July 2005 London bombings

  • originally suggested by Kalki for July 13, 2005
  • 4 Jeff Q (talk) 10:49, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:44, 6 July 2007 (UTC) I might possibly rank this higher someday, but Ken Livingstone was quoted just last month, and Heinlein is one of those few authors who I am strongly inclined to favor nearly any year on their birthday. ~ Kalki 00:44, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  • 3 Kalki 18:41, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:02, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Magic is not science, it is a collection of ways to do things — ways that work but often we don't know why. ~ Robert A. Heinlein in Glory Road

  • 3 Kalki 18:41, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:02, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  • 3 Kalki 20:02, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:02, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

There's a hope for every woe,
And a balm for every pain,
But the first joys of our heart
Come never back again! ~ Robert Gilfillan

  • 3 Zarbon 04:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Let us be clear. Prison works. It ensures that we are protected from murderers, muggers and rapists, and it makes many who are tempted to commit crime think twice. ~ Michael Howard

  • 2 Zarbon 04:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~ Gustav Mahler

  • 3 Zarbon 04:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 08:07, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

  • 2 Zarbon 04:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)