January 9

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy. ~ Spider Robinson
2005
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy
2006
Life will not perish! It will begin anew with love; it will start out naked and tiny; it will take root in the wilderness, and to it all that we did and built will mean nothing — our towns and factories, our art, our ideas will all mean nothing, and yet life will not perish! Only we have perished. Our houses and machines will be in ruins, our systems will collapse, and the names of our great will fall away like dry leaves. Only you, love, will blossom on this rubbish heap and commit the seed of life to the winds. ~ Karel Čapek (born 9 January 1890)
2007
I think it is possible, and that is the most dramatic element in modern civilization, that a human truth is opposed to another human truth no less human, ideal against ideal, positive worth against worth no less positive, instead of the struggle being as we are so often told, one between noble truth and vile selfish error. ~ Karel Čapek (date of birth)
2008
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
2009

Suggestions

I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end. ~ Simone de Beauvoir (born January 9, 1908)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:10, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:01, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:10, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:01, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

  • 4 Kalki 19:57, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:10, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:01, 22 April 2008 (UTC)