November 8

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
It took a couple of hundred million years to develop a thinking ape and you want a smart one in a lousy few hundred thousand? ~ Spider Robinson
2005
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. ~ John F. Kennedy (elected U.S. President 8 November 1960)
2006
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be. ~ Bram Stoker (born 8 November 1847)
2007
The important thing
is to pull yourself up by your own hair
to turn yourself inside out
and see the whole world with fresh eyes.

~ Peter Weiss ~
2008
Once and for all
the idea of glorious victories
won by the glorious army
must be wiped out
Neither side is glorious
On either side they're just frightened men messing their pants
and they all want the same thing
Not to lie under the earth
but to walk upon it
without crutches

~ Peter Weiss ~ (born November 8, 1916)

2009
Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity. ~ Julian of Norwich
2010
He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end. ~ Julian of Norwich
2011
Nothing is too small. I counsel you, put down in record even your doubts and surmises. Hereafter it may be of interest to you to see how true you guess. We learn from failure, not from success! ~ Bram Stoker
2012
If any such lover be in earth which is continually kept from falling, I know it not: for it was not shewed me. But this was shewed: that in falling and in rising we are ever preciously kept in one Love.
~ Julian of Norwich ~
2013
We are not expecting Utopia here on this earth. But God meant things to be much easier than we have made them. A man has a natural right to food, clothing, and shelter. A certain amount of goods is necessary to lead a good life. A family needs work as well as bread. Property is proper to man. We must keep repeating these things. Eternal life begins now. "All the way to heaven is heaven, because He said, "I am the Way." The cross is there, of course, but "in the cross is joy of spirit." And love makes all things easy.
~ Dorothy Day ~
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]

We can say what we like without favour or fear
and what we can't say we can breathe in your ear
~ Peter Weiss

  • 3 InvisibleSun 20:21, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:17, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 05:51, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

The world is filled with folly and sin,
And Love must cling, where it can, I say:
For Beauty is easy enough to win;
But one isn't loved every day.
~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

The things which must be must be for the best. ~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

The ages roll
Forward; and forward with them draw my soul
Into Time’s infinite sea.
And to be glad or sad I care no more;
But to have done and to have been before
I cease to do and be!
~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Genius does what it must, talent does what it can. ~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3, or even 4.

It is magnificent, but it is not war; it is madness. ~ Pierre Bosquet

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
    • It is no longer unsourced. You may recast your vote for this one. Zarbon 06:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Religion does not mean to surrender to dogmas and religious scriptures or conformity to rituals. But my religion constitutes an abiding faith in the perfect values of truth and the ceaseless attempt to realise them in the inner most part of our nature. ~ Hans Ji Maharaj

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

In this world, who you are is more important than what you are saying. ~ P. L. Deshpande

  • 3 Zarbon 05:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

My whole life I have been waving the names of writers, as if we needed rescue. From these writers, for almost 50 years, I have received narrative, witness, companionship, sanctuary, shock, and steely strangeness; good advice, bad news, deep chords, hurtful discrepancy, and amazing grace. At an average of five books a week, not counting all those sighed at and nibbled on before they go to the Strand, I will read 13,000. Then I'm dead. Thirteen thousand in a lifetime, about as many as there are new ones published every month in this country.

It's not enough, and yet rich to excess. The books we love, love us back. ~ John Leonard (recent death)

  • 4 InvisibleSun 02:28, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 06:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

God willeth that we endlessly hate the sin and endlessly love the soul, as God loveth it. ~ Julian of Norwich

  • 3 Kalki 15:23, 7 November 2008 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? ~ Dorothy Day


I am sure that God did not intend that there be so many poor. The class structure is of our making and our consent, not His. It is the way we have arranged it, and it is up to us to change it. So we are urging revolutionary change. ~ Dorothy Day