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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it. ~ Clarence Darrow
2004
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. ~ William Cowper
2005
I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (born 29 August 1809)
2006
Religion, which should most distinguish us from the beasts, and ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts. ~ John Locke (born 29 August 1632)
2007
The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that disheartens, because it is true, is still of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
2008
Mankind has advanced. Human progress is ceaseless. We can … conclude that building just societies is a fool's errand. We are always, despite our advances, only one sin away from slipping into the abyss of terror and ignorance. But that is not so. Generations upon generations have driven the human race farther and farther from darkness. ~ John McCain
2009
Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing — until there is only … the dance. ~ Michael Jackson ~
2010
Poets are never young, in one sense. Their delicate ear hears the far-off whispers of eternity, which coarser souls must travel towards for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them. A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
2011 
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. ~ John Locke
2012
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
~ Maurice Maeterlinck ~
2013
I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.
~ Michael Jackson ~
2014
There is reason to think, that, if men were better instructed themselves, they would be less imposing on others.
~ John Locke ~
2015 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


Suggestions[edit]

On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty fucking real to you too. Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day. Get it? ~ Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:25, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 121a0012 00:13, August 25, 2005 (UTC) (best to avoid profanity on main page)
  • 0 Kalki 23:48, 28 August 2005 (UTC) agree with above statement.
  • 0 because too much profanity. Zarbon 16:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. ~ Ingrid Bergman


As people are not eaten, butchering them is of no use. ~ Arndt Pekurinen

  • 3 Zarbon 06:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 13:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC) I don't get it.

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. ~ John McCain

  • 2 although I don't agree with this, and I'm neither a fool nor a fraud. Zarbon 06:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 13:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. ~ John McCain


There's going to be other wars. I'm sorry to tell you, there's going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars. ~ John McCain

  • 3 Zarbon 06:39, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 13:44, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC) Obvious.

Your character is not tested on occasions of public scrutiny or acclaim. It is not tested in moments when the object of your actions is the regard of another. Your character is what you are to yourself, not what you pretend to be to yourself or others. ~ John McCain


Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me.
~ Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

  • 3 and lean toward 4. Zarbon 15:02, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

You know I do really hate to say it
The government don't wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be.
~ Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

  • 4 Zarbon 15:02, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Some things in life they just don't wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin'
He wouldn't let this be.
~ Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

  • 3 and lean toward 4. Zarbon 15:02, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Lies run sprints but the truth runs marathons.~ Michael Jackson

  • 3 Kalki 14:17, 21 August 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 1 seems like a logical comparison. Zarbon 17:45, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)