March 23

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No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ~ Albert Einstein
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. ~ Erich Fromm (born 23 March 1900)
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! ~ Patrick Henry, in a speech to the House of Burgesses (23 March 1775)
No work which is destined to become a classic can look like the classics which have preceded it. In art, as in biology, there is heredity but no identity with the ascendants. Painters inherit characteristics acquired by their forerunners; that is why no important work of art can belong to any period but its own, to the very moment of its creation. It is necessarily dated by its own appearance. The conscious will of the painter cannot intervene. ~ Juan Gris (born 23 March 1887)
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
~ Yeshua (Jesus Christ) ~ (For Easter Sunday 2008)


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~ Erich Fromm

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve and from which he cannot escape. ~ Erich Fromm

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. ~ Erich Fromm

  • 2 because this is rather comical...regardless of the apparent situation. It holds true that people have digressed to disbelief not only from God, but many have found peace in doing nothing and serving absolutely no cause. Zarbon 05:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. ~ Erich Fromm

  • 3 because in order for one to spread faith, one must believe in it. Zarbon 05:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. ~ Erich Fromm

  • 3 because it is one thing to die...but to die wasted, unaccomplished and senseless is another. Zarbon 05:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either. ~ Erich Fromm

  • 3 because selfishness hounds the soul, creating bitterness within. By damaging others, a selfish person damages oneself. Zarbon 05:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)