September 28

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
2003
If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work. "Hello, can't work today. Still queer." ~ Robin Tyler
2004
Love is the most important thing in the world. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. ~ Hermann Hesse
2005
In the season of white wild roses
We two went hand in hand:
But now in the ruddy autumn
Together already we stand. ~ Francis Turner Palgrave (born 28 September 1824)
2006
When once the mind has raised itself to grasp and to delight in excellence, those who love most will be found to love most wisely. ~ Francis Turner Palgrave (born 28 September 1824)
2007
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed — I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself. ~ Georges Clemenceau (born 28 September 1841)
2008
I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me. ~ Paul Newman (recent death)
2009

Suggestions

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. ~ Georges Clemenceau

  • 2 because this is somewhat true. Victory is had, but not everyone experiences it. The fact that war can be depicted as a series of catastrophes however, is somewhat stabilized a perspective. Zarbon 03:37, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 17:29, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

It is easier to make war than make peace. ~ Georges Clemenceau

  • 3 because history has shown this to be rather true. There is more difficulty in maintaining peace than creating war. Zarbon 03:37, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 00:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 17:29, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

The idea of choice is easily debased if one forgets that the aim is to have chosen successfully, not to be endlessly choosing. ~ George W. S. Trow

  • 2 Zarbon 05:00, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 17:29, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

By this act, all ties with the dreadful past are broken, and my government will be proud to be able to march with you on to the inevitable victory. ~ Pietro Badoglio

  • 3 Zarbon 04:36, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 17:29, 27 September 2008 (UTC)