December 12

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Every single moment of a person's life, both of the understanding and of the will, is a new beginning. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
2005
I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst... In other words, I had a life. ~ Richard Pryor (recent death)
2006
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. ~ Gustave Flaubert (Date of birth)
2007
I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. ... I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD. ~ William Lloyd Garrison
2008

Suggestions

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. ~ Frank Sinatra, born that day

  • 2 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:28, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:13, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

That which is not just is not law. ~ William Lloyd Garrison (Date of birth)

  • 3 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Kalki 23:11, 11 December 2007 (UTC) 3 Kalki 19:28, 11 December 2006 (UTC) Though Garrison used this phrase, he was quoting Algernon Sydney: "That which is not just is not law, and that which is not law ought not to be obeyed."
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:13, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. ~ Robert Browning (Date of death)

  • 4 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 for this date, as this a mis-attribution... it is widely attributed to Nolan Bushnell (Founder of Atari), not to Browning.
  • 0 - InvisibleSun 23:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 0 for the reason stated above Zarbon 16:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

What is beautiful is moral, that is all there is to it. ~ Gustave Flaubert

  • 3 Kalki 19:28, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:13, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 4 because this is what it's all about. Zarbon 16:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

An ignorant doctor is the aide-de-camp of death. ~ Avicenna (born 980, died 1037, I couldn't find a specific date to relate him to)

  • 4 Fossil 19:35, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 I think this means that a doctor who is not helpful, aids in killing the patient...am I understanding this right...? Zarbon 04:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

It seems to me that understanding that our theories are the source of all our conflicts would go a long way in helping people with different belief systems to get along. ~ Michael Gazzaniga

  • 3 Zarbon 04:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

We should have known better after the first war. ~ Gerd von Rundstedt

  • 2 Zarbon 04:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. ~ Gustave Flaubert

  • 2 Zarbon 04:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere. ~ Gustave Flaubert

  • 3 Zarbon 04:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)