November 7

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Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
Thomas γ Kempis
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ~ Anaïs Nin
2004
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. ~ Wendell Berry
2005
I found a book on how to be invisible —
On the edge of the labyrinth —
Under a veil you must never lift —
Pages you must never turn —
In the Labyrinth.

~ Kate Bush in "How to Be Invisible" on Aerial
  • proposed by Kalki (Aerial, Bush's first album in 12 years, was released internationally on 7 November 2005)
2006
The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance which fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. ~ Albert Camus
2007
Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day. ~ Albert Camus
2008
Do not be deceived by the way men of bad faith misuse words and names ...Things are set up as contraries that are not even in the same category. Listen to me: the opposite of radical is superficial, the opposite of liberal is stingy; the opposite of conservative is destructive. Thus I will describe myself as a radical conservative liberal; but certain of the tainted red fish will swear that there can be no such fish as that. Beware of those who use words to mean their opposites. At the same time have pity on them, for usually this trick is their only stock in trade. ~ R. A. Lafferty (born 7 November 1914)

Suggestions

The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn. ~ The Rebel by Albert Camus, born that day.

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  • 3 Kalki 00:13, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 16:53, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 05:47, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers. I can sketch one by one all the aspects it is able to assume, all those likewise that have been attributed to it, this upbringing, this origin, this ardor or these silences, this nobility or this vileness. But aspects cannot be added up. ~ Albert Camus


Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ~ Albert Camus


You stand in front of a million doors,
Each one holds a million more.
~ Kate Bush ~ (2005: international release date of her first album in 12 yrs)

  • 3 Kalki 00:10, 6 November 2005 (UTC) I am no longer strongly inclined to use this here, as the release was last year, but will keep it as a potential option in years to come.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 16:53, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 0. I can't find this quote on the Kate Bush page. - InvisibleSun 20:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:47, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Wrong Prong, Bong Gong. ~ R. A. Lafferty

  • 3 Kalki 03:28, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:47, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 20:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws. ~ Leon Trotsky (born November 7)

  • 3 because insurrection when planned correctly can recreate history, much like art can recreate an image. Nice comparison by Trotsky, whom remains one of my personal favorites. Zarbon 16:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: War and Conflict Quotations by Michael C. Thomsett, Jean F. Thomsett - Reference - 1997 - Page 127
  • 3 Kalki 14:04, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies. ~ Leon Trotsky (born November 7)

  • 3 because to learn from one's enemies carries the danger of becoming like them. It's a great quote to say the least. Zarbon 16:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Quotable Graduate - Page 54 by Heidi Reinholdt, John Ross - Reference - 2003
  • 3 Kalki 14:04, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
    • InvisibleSun, the source is listed right here... Zarbon 06:46, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

You may not be interested in the dialectic, but the dialectic is interested in you. ~ Leon Trotsky (born November 7)

  • 3 because even for someone uninterested in politics, government, etc. will find those things interested in that person's life. This is extremely true. Zarbon 16:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE:Discursive Democracy: Politics, Policy, and Political Science - Page 48 by John S. Dryzek - Political Science - 1990
  • 3 Kalki 14:04, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 02:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Political progress will only take place if sufficient security exists. ~ David Petraeus


The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. ~ Andrew Dickson White


I write as clearly as I am able to. I sometimes tackle ideas and notions that are relatively complex, and it is very difficult to be sure that I am conveying them in the best way. Anyone who goes beyond cliche phrases and cliche ideas will have this trouble. ~ R. A. Lafferty (born 7 November 1914)