September 1

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Lady R. Russell
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
There is no sudden entrance into Heaven. Slow is the ascent by the path of Love. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
2005
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. ~ Bruce Fairchild Barton
2006
I like a huge range of comedy — from broad and farcical, the most sensitive, the most understated — but I always wanted my comedy to be more embracing of the species rather than debasing of it. ~ Lily Tomlin
2007
I have always felt that humor was a wonderful vehicle to let us become connected with each other and ourselves… I try to portray the similarities and polarities in men and women, so that we can acknowledge and embrace our collective consciousness. ~ Lily Tomlin
2008
Deep in the minds of the apes was rooted the conviction that Tarzan was a mighty fighter and a strange creature. Strange because he had had it in his power to kill his enemy, but had allowed him to live — unharmed. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
2009

Suggestions

It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it. ~ Robert E. Lee

  • Comment: WWII started on Sept. 1
  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 13:18, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ Kalki I would prefer to use this on a day more associated with Lee, or the US Civil War rather than another specific war, there I might rank it 3 or 4.
  • 1 but a 3 if used on a more relevant date Zarbon 21:49, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 22:06, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination. ~ Lily Tomlin

  • 3 Kalki 00:05, 1 September 2006 (UTC) leaning toward a two on this for this date, because though it is a line made famous by Tomlin, it is one that was apparently written by her companion Jane Wagner. Might be better for Wagner on her birthday of 2 February.
  • 2 Zarbon 21:49, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:06, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

If I go out of public life with one feeling, with one conviction, it is this : a deep regret for many bitter words I have used in my life, deep sincere repentance for my violence of language. But I hope they will be forgiven me by God and man, because not once in all my life have I attacked anybody unjustly from my point of view, and without believing it was my duty to do so. ~ Henri Bourassa


We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate. ~ Kin Hubbard


If you're up against a smart opponent, make him think himself to death. ~ C. J. Cherryh


DO NOT HARM THE THINGS WHICH ARE TARZAN'S. TARZAN WATCHES. TARZAN OF THE APES. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs (born 1 September 1875)

  • 3 Kalki 23:13, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 and I like Clayton the hunter. Zarbon 15:26, 1 September 2008 (UTC)