July 6

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." ~ Opening statement of The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America, composed primarily by Thomas Jefferson (Third of three from The Declaration of Independence or drafts of it, that were quoted July 4,5, & 6 of 2004)
2005
I have not yet begun to fight! ~ John Paul Jones (born 6 July 1747)
2006
They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. ~ Frida Kahlo (born 6 July 1907)
2007
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama (born 6 July 1935)
2008
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way. ~ John Paul Jones
2009
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama (date of birth)
2010
I believe that at every level of society — familial, tribal, national and international — the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
2011
We need a little more compassion, and if we cannot have it then no politician or even a magician can save the planet. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
2012
Our gains are not measured in the losses of others. They are counted in the conflicts we avert, the prosperity we share and the peace we extend.
~ George W. Bush ~
2013
I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect. Practice brings the clear realisation of the oneness of all human beings and the importance of others benefiting by your actions.
~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama ~
2014
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama ~
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]

Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about. ~ George W. Bush, born that day.

  • 3 ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:32, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 ~ Too many topics around America. A bit bored. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aphaia (talkcontribs) 02:09, 5 July 2005 (UTC)
  • 0. Jeff Q (talk) 16:59, 4 July 2006 (UTC) Concur with Aphaia.
  • 1 Kalki 19:27, 9 July 2007 (UTC) Would prefer something more remarkable by Bush, if he were to be quoted on his birthday.
  • 0 Strongly concur with Aphaia and Jeffq. Zarbon 05:03, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 00:01, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

  • 3 Kalki 01:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 05:00, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike! ~ John Paul Jones


Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding. ~ John Paul Jones