June 2

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Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
The difference between a hooker and a ho ain't nothin' but a fee. ~ Cheryl James ("Salt" of the rap group "Salt 'N' Pepa")
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2005
I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat. ~ W. Mark Felt (recent revelation of identity)
2006
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms. ~ Thomas Hardy (born 2 June 1840)
2007
To find themselves utterly alone at night where company is desirable and expected makes some people fearful; but a case more trying by far to the nerves is to discover some mysterious companionship when intuition, sensation, memory, analogy, testimony, probability, induction — every kind of evidence in the logician's list — have united to persuade consciousness that it is quite in isolation. ~ Thomas Hardy
2008
The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate people. ~ Cornel West
2009

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If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. ~ Billy Joel

—This unsigned comment is by Mrfandango (talkcontribs) .
  • 2 Kalki 20:53, 1 June 2007 (UTC) Good quote but no clear relation to the date; the one by Martha Washington (upon a similar theme) that I've added below is related to her birthday today.
  • 1 Zarbon 13:19, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I am fond of only what comes from the heart. ~ Martha Washington

  • 3 Kalki 20:53, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 1. This is an unsourced quote. InvisibleSun 22:46, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 13:19, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.

~ Thomas Hardy ~


Above the plain rose the hill, above the hill rose the barrow, and above the barrow rose the figure. Above the figure was nothing that could be mapped elsewhere than on a celestial globe. ~ Thomas Hardy


The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate people. ~ Cornel West


To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak. ~ Cornel West


They don't pay me to think, they pay me to be an Admiral. ~ Archibald Berkeley Milne

  • 3 Zarbon 06:22, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 1. This is an unsourced quote. InvisibleSun 22:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen! ~ John Godfrey Saxe