June 8

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. ~ Lin Yutang
2005
I have something to tell you today. Mac OS X has been leading a secret double life — for the past five years. ~ Steve Jobs (on the plans for Apple Computer to begin using Intel processors in its Macintosh computers)
2006
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)
2007
I knew that good like bad becomes a routine, that the temporary tends to endure, that what is external permeates to the inside, and that the mask, given time, comes to be the face itself. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar
2008
History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, "Can't you remember anything I told you?" and lets fly with a club. ~ John W. Campbell (born 8 June 1910)
2009
The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
2010
Our civil laws will never be supple enough to fit the immense and changing variety of facts. Laws change more slowly than custom, and though dangerous when they fall behind the times are more dangerous still when they presume to anticipate custom. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar
2011
Every generation of humans believed it had all the answers it needed, except for a few mysteries they assumed would be solved at any moment. And they all believed their ancestors were simplistic and deluded. What are the odds that you are the first generation of humans who will understand reality? ~ Scott Adams
2012
Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.
~ Marguerite Yourcenar ~
2013
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
~ Scott Adams ~
2014 
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]

Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

  • 3 Kalki 04:28, 3 August 2006 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 13:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)


The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright (born 8 June 1867)

  • 3 Kalki 04:28, 3 August 2006 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 13:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

The written word has taught me to listen to the human voice, much as the great unchanging statues have taught me to appreciate bodily motions. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar (born June 8, 1903)


The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar


The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar


Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. ~ Tim Berners-Lee

  • 3 because being committed requires one to sometimes make sacrifices...missing lunch is a comical example, but well said regardless. Zarbon 06:20, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:11, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:11, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

A touch of madness is, I think, almost always necessary for constructing a destiny. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar


Human beings betray their worst failings when they marvel to find that a world ruler is neither foolishly indolent, presumptuous, nor cruel. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar


The world isn't fair, but as long as it's tilting in my direction I find that there's a natural cap to my righteous indignation. ~ Scott Adams


There’s nothing more humbling than seeing your best quotes in a list, and thinking they could have been written by a coma patient with a keyboard and spasms. ~ Scott Adams


The best way to solve a problem is to identify the core belief that causes the problem; then mock that belief until the people who hold it insist that you heard them wrong. ~ Scott Adams


Always Postpone Meetings with Time-wasting Morons ~ Scott Adams