March 15

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. ~ Malcolm X
2005
Beware the ides of March. ~ William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar (The Ides of March)
  • proposed by IP 84.56.18.77
2006
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces." ~ Julius Caesar (died 15 March 44 BC)
2007
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. ~ Andrew Jackson
2008
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending. ~ Andrew Jackson
2009
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. ~ Andrew Jackson
2010
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. ~ Andrew Jackson
2011
Beware the March of Ideas? ~ Neil Gaiman in Sandman #7, p. 10)
2012
Alone he rides, alone,
The fair and fatal king:
Dark night is all his own,
That strange and solemn thing.

~ Lionel Johnson ~

2013
Lonely, unto the Lone I go;
Divine, to the Divinity.
~ Lionel Johnson ~
2014
What comes now? The earth awaits
What fierce wonder from the skies?
Thunder, trampling through the night?
Morning, with illustrious eyes?
Morning, from the springs of light:
Thunder, round Heaven's opening gates.
~ Lionel Johnson ~
2015 
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I'd rather betray others, than have others betray me. ~ Cao Cao (date of death/date of birth unknown)


Vanquished in life, his death
By beauty made amends:
The passing of his breath
Won his defeated ends.
~ Lionel Johnson


Because of thee, the land of dreams
Becomes a gathering place of fears:
Until tormented slumber seems
One vehemence of useless tears.
~ Lionel Johnson