November 28

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Think for thyself one good idea, but known to be thine own, is better than a thousand gleaned from fields by others sown.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller
2004
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. ~ George Washington
2005
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. ~ William Blake (born 28 November 1757)
2006
Whatever nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. ~ Enrico Fermi (date of death)
2007
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

~ William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
2008

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is: Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. ~ William Blake

Suggestions

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~ Washington Irving (date of death)


Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. ~ Washington Irving (date of death)

  • 3 UDScott 14:53, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
  • This quotation was used in November 2004 - InvisibleSun 03:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 07:03, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion. ~ William Blake (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 21:28, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Zarbon 07:03, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind doth move
Silently, invisibly.
~ William Blake (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 21:28, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 07:03, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

One must be very naïve or dishonest to imagine that men choose their beliefs independently of their situation. ~ Claude Lévi-Strauss (born November 28, 1908)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 07:03, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Note: Lévi-Strauss will become one hundred years old on November 28, 2008. - InvisibleSun 21:24, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Natural man did not precede society, nor is he outside it. ~ Claude Lévi-Strauss

  • 3 InvisibleSun 03:44, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:30, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 07:03, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense riches accumulated by the human race on either side of the narrow furrow on which they keep their eyes fixed; by underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished. ~ Claude Lévi-Strauss


All revolutions devour their own children. ~ Ernst Röhm (born November 28)

  • 3 because this has proven to be true throughout history. All revolutions have eventually led to failure and those who have led the revolutions to corruption. Zarbon 04:47, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership - Page 147 by Joachim C. Fest - History - 1999
  • 4 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Since I am an immature and wicked man, war and unrest appeal to me more than good bourgeois order. Brutality is respected, the people need wholesome fear. They want to fear someone. They want someone to frighten them and make them shudderingly submissive. ~ Ernst Röhm (born November 28)

  • 3 Zarbon 04:47, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership - Page 139 by Joachim C. Fest - History - 1999
  • 2 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

If you dislike change, you're going to dislike irrelevance even more. ~ Eric Shinseki

  • 2 Zarbon 04:26, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader. You can certainly command without that sense of commitment, but you cannot lead without it. ~ Eric Shinseki

  • 3 Zarbon 04:47, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. ~ James Eastland

  • 2 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Eternity and pain, pain and eternity -- they are the only two things of which the universe is made. ~ David Zindell

  • 2 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. ~ Friedrich Engels

  • 3 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. ~ Rita Mae Brown

  • 2 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Rita Mae Brown

  • 2 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

He that is down needs fear no fall. ~ John Bunyan

  • 4 Zarbon 05:03, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Waheedone 06:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)