January 8

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David M. Heath
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Quotes of the day from previous years:


2004
True Love in this differs from gold and clay, That to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding, that grows bright, Gazing on many truths. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
2005
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. ~ George Bernard Shaw
2006
For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk. ~ Stephen Hawking (born 8 January 1942)
2007
Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth. ~ Baltasar Gracián
2008
If you cannot make knowledge your servant, make it your friend. ~ Baltasar Gracián
2009

Suggestions

Some would be sages if they did not believe they were so already. ~ Baltasar Gracián (born January 8, 1601)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 14:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:00, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because this is highly true. Many would become better if they didn't already believe themselves to be. Very powerful meaning. Zarbon 18:00, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing. ~ Baltasar Gracián

  • 3 InvisibleSun 14:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:00, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:00, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Some die because they feel everything, others because they feel nothing. Some are fools because they suffer no regrets, and others because they do. ~ Baltasar Gracián

  • 3 InvisibleSun 14:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:00, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:00, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Ethical obligation has to subordinate itself to the totalitarian nature of war. ~ Karl Brandt (born January 8)

  • 3 Zarbon 04:19, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: 1947 Trial Documents