June 5

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
2005
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. ~ John Maynard Keynes (born 5 June 1883)
2006
Nobody knows you. No. But I sing of you.
For posterity I sing of your profile and grace.
Of the signal maturity of your understanding.
Of your appetite for death and the taste of its mouth.
Of the sadness of your once valiant gaiety.

~ Federico García Lorca (born 5 June 1898)
2007
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds. ~ John Maynard Keynes
2008
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. ~ John Maynard Keynes
2009

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Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. (June,3,1944) ~ General George Smith Patton, Jr.

  • Deuxhero 01:23, 13 May 2007 (UTC) Rationale:June 5th is when his famous speech to the 3rd army was given (along with this quote).
  • 2 Kalki 19:55, 4 June 2007 (UTC) The famous speech, with slight variations, was actually given out over several days in June as Patton addressed the troops at several locations.
  • 3 Always liked this quote Zarbon 13:21, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. ~ John Maynard Keynes


Little black horse.
Where are you taking your dead rider? ~ Federico García Lorca

  • 3 if the nice imagery of the horse is seen here. Zarbon 04:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die. ~ Federico García Lorca

  • 4 because this is a great quote. In both instances, it seems to be out of our hands, so to speak. It was never the decision of the person who is born to want to be born, and likewise, the worry is never attributed with any instance. Nice, nice picture depicted here. Zarbon 04:55, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

The reward for living is the living itself. ~ Charles Hartshorne

  • 3 although simplistic, it gets the message across. Zarbon 04:59, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

We live in a century in which everything has been said. The challenge today is to learn which statements to deny. ~ Charles Hartshorne


I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal. ~ John Maynard Keynes

  • 2 because this says it outright. Zarbon 05:10, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2. The quote could use more context to see what he was referring to. InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. ~ John Maynard Keynes

  • 2 for another outright gesture. Zarbon 05:10, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has. ~ John Maynard Keynes

  • 2 for being a rather comical outlook. Zarbon 05:10, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong. ~ John Maynard Keynes

  • 3 for using correct terminologies as descriptive paraphrasing. Zarbon 05:10, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. ~ John Maynard Keynes

  • 3 for being outright. Zarbon 05:10, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:29, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3; but did he really say "most wickedest" and not "most wicked"? InvisibleSun 22:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)