February 10

From Quotes
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
Jump to: navigation, search
Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. At all events, the two latter are of less frequent occurrence. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in The Sorrows of Young Werther
2005
Be nice to people on your way up, because you're going to meet them all on your way down. ~ Jimmy Durante (born 10 February 1893)
2006
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. ~ Boris Pasternak (born 10 February 1890)
2007
I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there. ~ Charles de Montesquieu (died 10 February 1755)
  • proposed by Fys
2008
Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality. Our audience must experience not only the ways to free Prometheus, but be schooled in the very desire to free him. Theater must teach all the pleasures and joys of discovery, all the feelings of triumph associated with liberation. ~ Bertolt Brecht (born 10 February 1898)
2009

Suggestions

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. ~ Bertolt Brecht, born 10 February 1898.

  • 3. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 23:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

The man who laughs has simply not yet had the terrible news. ~ Bertolt Brecht.

  • 3. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 23:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Reason gains all people by compelling none. ~ Attributed to Aaron Hill, born 10 February 1685.

  • 3, an antidote to the misery of the above three. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 23:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC) This I might rank as a 4 if a definite source could be found.
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. ~ Charles Lamb (born February 10, 1775)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself. ~ Charles Lamb

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I am determined my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. - Charles Lamb

  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:05, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. ~ Bertolt Brecht

  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. ~ Bertolt Brecht

  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because this is one of my solid beliefs. Nothing is worse than a wasted life. Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Let nothing be called natural
In an age of bloody confusion,
Ordered disorder, planned caprice,
And dehumanized humanity, lest all things
Be held unalterable!

~ Bertolt Brecht ~

  • 3 Kalki 23:45, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:08, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

What answer can we give to the families of victims of the Karabakh movement and to those who have become disabled. Why did their sons fight? And about Turkey, we cannot leave the word genocide out of our vocabulary and forget about the 1.5 million victims. ~ Mikael Harutyunyan (born February 10)

  • 3 Zarbon 05:01, 18 April 2008 (UTC)