April 8

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What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
John Gay
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. ~ Zhuang Zi
2005
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. ~ Gautama Buddha
  • selected by Kalki; 8 April is Hana Matsuri (Flower Festival), the fixed-date celebration of Buddha's Birthday in Japan.
2006
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. This is the eternal rule. ~ Gautama Buddha
2007
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
    for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek:
    for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
    for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful:
    for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
    for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
    for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

~ Yeshua (Jesus Christ) ~ (for Easter Sunday 2007 in both the Gregorian calendar and Eastern Orthodox reckonings)
2008
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow it over the hill and stream
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow the fellow who follows a dream.

~ Yip Harburg ~ (born 8 April 1896)
2009

Suggestions

Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots would fight a war on twelve fronts. ~ Londo Mollari, Babylon 5, "Ceremonies of Light and Dark"; first broadcast 8 April 1996

  • 3 ~ Jeff Q (talk) 05:36, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 16:00, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:29, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

~ Yip Harburg ~ (born 8 April 1896)

  • 3 Kalki 15:58, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 23:29, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done. ~ Kofi Annan (born April 8)

  • 2 because sometimes, everything isn't nice and peaceful. Sometimes, the use of force is required. Zarbon 05:02, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

We have entered the third millennium through a gate of fire. If today...we see better, and we see further — we will realize that humanity is indivisible. ~ Kofi Annan (born April 8)

  • 2 and this was trimmed in order to deliver its meaning, the fact that we have entered the third millennium and the realization of humanity is indivisible according to Annan. Zarbon 05:02, 3 May 2008 (UTC)