August 31

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. ~ Chester Bowles
Know Thyself ~ Ancient proverb that was inscribed upon the temple of the Oracle of Delphi.
Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. ~ William Saroyan
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ William Saroyan
Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it. ~ William Saroyan
The writer is a spiritual anarchist, as in the depth of his soul every man is. He is discontented with everything and everybody. The writer is everybody's best friend and only true enemy— the good and great enemy. He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a writer is a rebel who never stops. ~ William Saroyan


And that is the story of Alma,//Who knew how to receive and to give.//The body that reached her embalma'//Was one that had known how to live. ~ Alma, Tom Lehrer, dedicated to Alma Mahler (b. August 31, 1879)

Honorable people, do not become a tool in the hands of irresponsible political people. That is not your game. You will not win that game. You will only lose and the country will lose. ~ Robert Kocharyan (born August 31)

  • 3 Zarbon 05:20, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:17, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 19:05, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Stability is not furniture, and cannot be inherited. ~ Robert Kocharyan (born August 31)

  • 3 because it takes a lot to maintain stability. Zarbon 05:20, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: BBC Archive - NewsBank - Jul 26, 2001
  • 2 Kalki 00:17, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:05, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

It is apparent that any tool that is used for ten years will eventually rust, will luckily break, and already used tools are no longer in demand. ~ Robert Kocharyan (born August 31)

  • 4 because there is a strong comparison here, that of a tool to humans. And humans have always been tools in the hands of politicians and this quote says a lot. Zarbon 05:20, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:17, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 19:05, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

What is important is not to live in fear. The most dangerous thing to do is to give up and lose hope. The main enemy is not terrorism or extremism, but ignorance. ~ Queen Rania of Jordan

You educate a woman, you educate a family. You educate a girl, you educate the future. ~ Queen Rania of Jordan

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. ~ Eldridge Cleaver

All the gods are dead except the god of war. ~ Eldridge Cleaver