February 23

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Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.
Joseph Farrall
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Seuss
2005
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up. ~ Hunter S. Thompson (recent death)
2006
Man is always something more than what he knows of himself. He is not what he is simply once and for all, but is a process... ~ Karl Jaspers (born 23 February 1883)
2007
The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
2008
There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
2009

Suggestions

We cannot avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them. ~ Karl Jaspers (date of birth)

  • 4 Kalki 00:23, 23 February 2008 (UTC) (UTC) 3 Kalki 23:32, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:15, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

The function of the university is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:15, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ Kalki 06:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor,— all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked — who is good? not that men are ignorant, — what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:15, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ Kalki 06:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

How shall Integrity face Oppression? What shall Honesty do in the face of Deception, Decency in the face of Insult, Self-Defense before Blows? How shall Desert and Accomplishment meet Despising, Detraction, and Lies? What shall Virtue do to meet Brute Force? There are so many answers and so contradictory; and such differences for those on the one hand who meet questions similar to this once a year or once a decade, and those who face them hourly and daily. ~ W. E. B. Du Bois

  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:15, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 ~ Kalki 06:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)