January 24

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2005
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. ~ Albert Einstein
2006
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.

~ William Congreve (born 24 January 1670)
2007
Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent. ~ Sharon Tate (born 24 January 1943)
2008
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. ~ Edith Wharton (born 24 January 1862)
2009

Suggestions

Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn’t pay off. — (Warren Zevon b. 1/24/47 - d. 9/7/03 interview on "Late Show with David Letterman")

--Naglem 17:44, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

  • 2 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC) But cut down to begin with "I might have made a tactical error..."
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them & invent others that (one is fairly sure) don't exist — or exist in a less measure. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Enjoy every sandwich. ~ Warren Zevon

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:10, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

There are two ways of spreading light: to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:10, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 4 because this is a very powerful dual dynamic. In reference to the master and the henchman, the leader and the follower, this is about being two different types of people: one who leads and one who follows. Very, very awesome moral meaning and I respect the actual meaning moreso than the message itself, since I have high respect for masters and henchmen alike. Excellent to say the least. Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. ~ Edith Wharton

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:10, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.

~ William Congreve ~

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. ~ William Congreve

  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)