December 29

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
I will make company with creators, with harvesters, with rejoicers; I will show them the rainbow and the stairway to the Superman. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra
2005 & 2006 (mistakenly used twice)
If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet. ~ Andrew Johnson (born 29 December 1808)
2007
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  • proposed by [[User:Kalki|Kalki]
2008

Suggestions

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke (Date of death)

  • 3 ~ UDScott 15:09, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 - --inhuman14 11:03, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 - --Mister Six 11:10, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 15:51, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 20:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the springtime was in need of you. Often a star
waited for you to espy it and sense its light.
A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past,
or as you walked below an open window,
a violin gave itself to your hearing.
All this was trust. But could you manage it?
Were you not always distraught by expectation,
as if all this were announcing the arrival
of a beloved?

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

  • 3 Kalki 15:51, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. ~ William Ewart Gladstone (born December 29, 1809)

  • 4 InvisibleSun 23:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 20:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order; the firmest foundations for the development of individual character; and the best provision for the happiness of the nation at large. ~ William Ewart Gladstone

  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:17, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)