December 31

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
2004
Wave after wave, each mightier than the last,
Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep
And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged
Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame:
And down the wave and in the flame was borne
A naked babe...

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Idylls of the King ~
2005
For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

~ "Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns ~
2006
When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective. ~ George Marshall
2007
For my part I have never avoided the influence of others. I would have considered it cowardice and a lack of sincerity toward myself. ~ Henri Matisse (born December 31, 1869)
2008

Suggestions

There is no freedom without justice. ~ Simon Wiesenthal

  • There was a quotation by him in September, 2005 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:55, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 11:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC) Good quote, but no clear relation to the date.
  • 1 InvisibleSun 14:34, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 0 Zarbon 21:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

~ Robert Burns ~ (Traditional New Year's Eve song)

  • 1 Kalki 11:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC) 4 ~ Kalki 23:33, 29 December 2005 (UTC) Downgraded from 4 to 1 as a variant of this has already been used — last year... and which indicates to me I better start updating the date pages more regularly — one of my resolutions for the coming year... ~ Kalki 01:11, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 14:34, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me. ~ Henri Matisse (born December 31, 1869)

  • 3 Kalki 23:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 15:18, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naiveté. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover. ~ Henri Matisse (born December 31, 1869)

  • 3 Kalki 23:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 15:18, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

At each stage I reach a balance, a conclusion. At the next sitting, if I find that there is a weakness in the whole, I make my way back into the picture by means of the weakness — I re-enter through the breach — and I reconceive the whole. Thus everything becomes fluid again. ~ Henri Matisse (born December 31, 1869)

  • 4 Kalki 16:33, 30 December 2007 (UTC) 3 Kalki 23:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 15:18, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)