May 23

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Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal. ~ Bill Watterson
2005
It seems that it is madder never to abandon one's self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor. ~ Margaret Fuller (born 23 May 1810)
2006
Cynicism isn't smarter, it's only safer. There's nothing fluffy about optimism. ~ Jewel (born 23 May 1974)
2007
What I mean by the Muse is that unimpeded clearness of the intuitive powers, which a perfectly truthful adherence to every admonition of the higher instincts would bring to a finely organized human being. It may appear as prophecy or as poesy. ... should these faculties have free play, I believe they will open new, deeper and purer sources of joyous inspiration than have as yet refreshed the earth. ~ Margaret Fuller
2008
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering–pot and pruning–knife. ~ Margaret Fuller (born May 23)
2009

Suggestions

After the deed is done, one always becomes clever and philosophical. ~ Hans Frank (born May 23)

  • 3 because one realizes after it is too late. Irony and moral go together, especially when learning too late. Zarbon 04:24, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 29
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:55, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Time always has some reconciling effect. On every ruin there eventually grows grass, and then some shrubbery, and finally, before you realize it, what is really an old hideous ruin becomes a romantic sight and legend. ~ Hans Frank (born May 23)

  • 4 because time mends and heals, and even in the worst case scenario, under the worst conditions, a positive outlook can be seen. And I am giving this a 4 for this year. Zarbon 04:21, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 36
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:55, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Let no one dare to call another mad who is not himself willing to rank in the same class for every perversion and fault of judgment. Let no one dare aid in punishing another as criminal who is not willing to suffer the penalty due to his own offenses. ~ Margaret Fuller (born May 23)

  • 2 because judgment on others calls for judgment on yourself. Zarbon 16:43, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 InvisibleSun 22:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:55, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind. ~ Margaret Fuller


Always the soul says to us all, Cherish your best hopes as a faith, and abide by them in action. Such shall be the effectual fervent means to their fulfilment. ~ Margaret Fuller