February 9

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Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. ~ Eric Hoffer
2005
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue,
An everlasting vision of the everchanging view,
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold,
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.

~ Carole King (born 9 February 1942)
2006
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do — so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses? ~ Mrs Patrick Campbell (born 9 February 1865)
2007
Belief may be no more, in the end, than a source of energy, like a battery which one clips into an idea to make it run. ~ J. M. Coetzee
2008
You've got to get up every morning with a smile in your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
The people gonna treat you better,
You're gonna find, yes you will,
That you're beautiful as you feel.

~ Carole King ~
2009

Suggestions

To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it’s good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, (died 9 February, 1881). (Notes from the Underground)

  • 4. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 23:14, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 03:13, 9 February 2008 (UTC) 2 Kalki 23:44, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because Dostoyevsky says it the way humans feel it. Excellent, sometimes it is better to get the anger out. I love this quote. Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.

  • 3. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 23:14, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. ~ J. M. Coetzee

  • 3 Kalki 23:44, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I am a ridiculous man. They call me a madman now. That would be a distinct rise in my social position were it not that they still regard me as being as ridiculous as ever. But that does not make me angry any more. They are all dear to me now even while they laugh at me — yes, even then they are for some reason particularly dear to me. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • 3 Kalki 20:37, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • 3 Kalki 20:37, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • 3 Kalki 20:37, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 22:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)