June 24

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He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Samuel Smiles
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
2005
Conservative, n. A statesman enamored of existing evils, as opposed to a Liberal, who wants to replace them with new ones. ~ Ambrose Bierce (born 24 June 1842)
2006
There is nothing better or more necessary than love. ~ John of the Cross (born 24 June 1542)
2007
Absurdity, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. ~ Ambrose Bierce
2008
All I do is done in love; all I suffer, I suffer in the sweetness of love. ~ John of the Cross (born this day)
2009

Suggestions

Guilt, n. The condition of one who is known to have committed an indiscretion, as distinguished from the state of him who has covered his tracks. ~ Ambrose Bierce, born that day.


Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. ~ Ambrose Bierce, born that day.


Circus, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool. ~ Ambrose Bierce, born that day.


My sole occupation is love. ~ John of the Cross (born this day)