June 26

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Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
Fred Propp Jr.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
It is circumstances which show what men are. ~ Epictetus
2005
The sons of torture victims make good terrorists. ~ André Malraux
2006
For the future, let all people live in harmony ... Men should be taught and won over by reason, not by blows, insults, and corporal punishments. ~ Julian (died 26 June 363)
2007
A knowledge of history as detailed as possible is essential if we are to comprehend the present and be prepared for the future. Fate ... is not the blind superstition or helplessness that waits stupidly for what may happen. Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance. ~ Pearl S. Buck (born 26 June 1892)
2008
Every event has had its cause, and nothing, not the least wind that blows, is accident or causeless. ~ Pearl S. Buck
2009

Suggestions

An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls — even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls — without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell. ~ Pearl S. Buck

  • 4 because a prison cell's a prison cell, regardless of what the physical camouflage may be. Zarbon 05:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:09, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:02, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked. ~ Pearl S. Buck

  • 3 because the elderly are moreso amused rather than shocked, and perhaps Buck is right about this, whether it be based on experience, or wisdom, the elderly are more understanding of their surroundings. Zarbon 05:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:09, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:02, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. ~ Pearl S. Buck

  • 3 because beauty cannot be maintained if there is no order. One who loses order, eventually loses one's own beauty...and someone without order and beauty alike is given to misery. Zarbon 05:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:09, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:02, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Live while you live, the epicure would say,
And seize the pleasures of the present day;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views, let both united be:
I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
~ Philip Doddridge