July 10

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you! ~ Michael Palin as "Dennis" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combatted, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. ~ Nikola Tesla (born 10 July 1856)
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation of those who are to come and point the way. ~ Nikola Tesla (born 10 July 1856)
The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is. ~ Marcel Proust
Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity. ~ Nikola Tesla


Tesla has contributed more to electrical science than any man up to his time. ~ Lord Kelvin. Nikola Tesla was born that day.

  • 1 121a0012 June 27, 2005 03:59 (UTC) (Surely wtih the likes of Cheryl Wheeler and Arlo Guthrie born on this day, we can do better!)
  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 27 June 2005 11:27 (UTC) (Better than Tesla, to whom all people are indebted to? Tesla made mass-use of computers which generate large amount of electricity possible with alternating current. There are not many people who contributed more to humanity than Tesla has, and very few who got as little thanks).
  • 3 AllanHainey 7 July 2005 13:55 (UTC)
  • 1 Sorry, but bored. Aphaia 21:26, 9 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Jeff Q (talk) 10:15, 8 July 2006 (UTC). Better a quote from Telsa himself.
  • 1 Kalki 20:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC) Agree that quotes by Tesla are superior to quotes about him as commemorations of his birthday.
  • 0 because I agree with Jeffq. Zarbon 05:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Universal peace as a result of cumulative effort through centuries past might come into existence quickly — not unlike a crystal that suddenly forms in a solution which has been slowly prepared. ~ Nikola Tesla (date of birth)

That's all, folks! ~ Porky Pig voiced by Mel Blanc who died on this day.

  • 3 AllanHainey 7 July 2005 13:55 (UTC)
  • 2 Without context, it sounds not significant. --Aphaia 21:26, 9 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 11:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 18:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 0 Zarbon 05:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

  • "Eh... what's up, doc?" - Bugs Bunny by Mel Blanc
  • 3 AllanHainey 7 July 2005 13:55 (UTC) both just so that there is a few to choose from.
  • 2 Without context, it sounds not significant. --Aphaia 21:26, 9 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 11:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 18:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC) would be better on Blanc's birthday perhaps.
  • 0 Zarbon 05:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Doubtless all arbitrary powers, well executed, are the most convenient, yet let it be again remembered, that delays, and little inconveniences in the forms of justice, are the price that all free nations must pay for their liberty in more substantial matters; that these inroads upon this sacred bulwark of the nation are fundamentally opposite to the spirit of our constitution; and that, though begun in trifles, the precedent may gradually increase and spread, to the utter disuse of juries in questions of the most momentous concern. ~ William Blackstone (born July 10, 1723)

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer. ~ William Blackstone

Even in the most insignificant details of our daily life, none of us can be said to constitute a material whole, which is identical for everyone, and need only be turned up like a page in an account-book or the record of a will; our social personality is created by the thoughts of other people. ~ Marcel Proust (born July 10, 1871)

When from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, still, alone, more fragile, but with more vitality, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection. ~ Marcel Proust

We passionately long that there may be another life in which we shall be similar to what we are here below. But we do not pause to reflect that, even without waiting for that other life, in this life, after a few years we are unfaithful to what we have been, to what we wished to remain immortally. ~ Marcel Proust

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. ~ Marcel Proust

  • 3 InvisibleSun 11:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 18:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 because suffering can indeed teach. Zarbon 05:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains. ~ Marcel Proust

Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play. ~ Carl Orff (born 10 July 1895)

Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand. ~ Carl Orff

  • 3 Kalki 20:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC) (I would probably rank this a 4, but I haven't been able to definitely source it; though specifically cited to Orff and no one else, it has sometimes also been cited as an "ancient proverb" or "old chinese proverb" though it seems precisely characteristic of Orff's teaching philosophy.)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:18, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature. ~ Nikola Tesla

  • 3 Kalki 04:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 17:11, 8 July 2008 (UTC)