March 8

From Quotes
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, "That is all there was!" But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
Victor Hugo
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's. ~ J. D. Salinger
2005
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (born 8 March 1841)
2006
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (born 8 March 1841)
2007
Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past — they never do; they're too busy. ~ Kenneth Grahame (born March 8, 1859)
2008

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The whole thing's nonsense, and conventionality, and popular thick-headedness. There's absolutely nothing to fight about, from beginning to end. And anyhow I'm not going to, so that settles it! ~ The Dragon in "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame

  • 3 Kalki 23:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:11, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

As a rule, indeed, grown-up people are fairly correct on matters of fact; it is in the higher gift of imagination that they are so sadly to seek. ~ Kenneth Grahame

  • 3 Kalki 23:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:11, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Nature uses as little as possible of anything. ~ Johannes Kepler (first discovered his third law of planetary motion on this day)

  • 3 Kalki 23:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:11, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh enrichment. ~ Johannes Kepler

  • 3 Kalki 23:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:11, 23 April 2008 (UTC)