September 2

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
Ars longa, vita brevis. (Art is long, life is short.) ~ Horace
2004
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~ George Bernard Shaw
2005
Speak softly and carry a big stick. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • proposed by MosheZadka: First public use of the phrase by Roosevelt in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair (2 September 1901)
2006
Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process. ~ Salma Hayek
2007
There is only one thing infamous in love, and that is a falsehood. ~ Paul Bourget (born 2 September 1852)
2008
The first casualty when war comes is truth. ~ Hiram Johnson
2009

Suggestions

Vietnam is a country, not a war ~ Le Van Bang, former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States

  • 3 - for Vietnamese National Day. LordAmeth 18:48, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:58, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:51, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

We to a little ale-house on the Bankside, over against the Three Cranes, and there stayed till it was dark almost, and saw the fire grow; and, as it grew darker, appeared more and more, and in corners and upon steeples, and between churches and houses, as far as we could see up the hill of the City, in a most horrid malicious bloody flame, not like the fine flame of an ordinary fire... We stayed till, it being darkish, we saw the fire as only one entire arch of fire from this to the other side the bridge, and in a bow up the hill for an arch of above a mile long: it made me weep to see it. ~ Samuel Pepys (diary entry, September 2, 1666, the first day of the Great Fire of London)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:44, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:59, 1 September 2007 (UTC) 2 as it stands, but I would rank it a 3 if it were trimmed to the most essential line: "We stayed till, it being darkish, we saw the fire as only one entire arch of fire from this to the other side the bridge, and in a bow up the hill for an arch of above a mile long: it made me weep to see it."
  • 1 Zarbon 21:51, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

There are some surely whom you like and whom you dislike, for whom you entertain esteem and for whom you feel contempt? Have you not thought that you have some duties toward them, that you can aid them in leading better lives? ~ Paul Bourget

  • 3 Kalki 09:07, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 21:51, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

The forests have taught man liberty. ~ Paul Bourget

  • 3 Kalki 09:07, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 21:51, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. ~ Henry George

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:24, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

At certain moments, words are nothing; it is the tone in which they are uttered. ~ Paul Bourget

  • 4 Zarbon 04:57, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:24, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

There is no such thing as an age for love ... because the man capable of loving — in the complex and modern sense of love as a sort of ideal exaltation — never ceases to love. ~ Paul Bourget

  • 2 Zarbon 04:57, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:24, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 21:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)