May 9

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. ~ George Washington (Mother's Day 2004)
2005
Life is a long lesson in humility. ~ J. M. Barrie (born 9 May 1860)
2006
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us. ~ Nelson Mandela (inaugurated as President of the Republic of South Africa, 9 May 1994)
2007
Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. ~ Sophie Scholl of the White Rose
2008
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ J. M. Barrie (born 9 May 1860)
2009

Suggestions

Power is what spoils people. Yes, it seems to me that the seeking after power is the great danger and the great corruptor of mankind. ~ Baldur von Schirach (born May 9)

  • 4 because power can corrupt anyone. Zarbon 04:49, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 245
  • 2 InvisibleSun 06:21, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Aphaia 08:57, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

What we do we do not merely with our hands and brains, but with our hearts and souls. This has often become a tragic fate for us. ~ Baldur von Schirach (born May 9)

  • 3 Zarbon 04:49, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership - by Joachim C. Fest - History - 1999 - Page 220
  • 1 InvisibleSun 06:21, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Aphaia 08:57, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. ~ J. M. Barrie (born May 9)

  • 3 because when looking back at one's own life and comparing it to how one had originally planned it and how it actually turned out to be...it becomes an enigma in itself, Barrie describes it as humble, but in any case, it is a reminiscing of memories. Zarbon 05:08, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 InvisibleSun 06:21, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Aphaia 08:57, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 17:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Standards always are out of date. That is what makes them standards. ~ Alan Bennett (born May 9, 1934)


The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. ~ Alan Bennett (from The History Boys, for which Bennett wrote both the play and the screenplay)


I am fully persuaded that I am worth inconceivably more to hang than any other purpose. ~ John Brown (born May 9, 1800)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 06:21, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Aphaia 08:57, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 12:38, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 17:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)