September 27

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. ~ Boris Yeltsin
2004
Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do. ~ Anonymous
  • The above variant was how this quotation was originally posted. It seems to be derived from this statement since attributed to a specific author: Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. ~ Isaac Asimov
  • selected by Kalki
2005
Could you see the storm rising?
Could you see the guy who was driving?
Could you climb higher and higher?
Could you climb right over the top?

~ Kate Bush
  • proposed by Kalki, from "King of the Mountain", the first single from Bush's first album in 12 years, made available for download on 27 September 2005.
2006
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. ~ Samuel Adams (born 27 September 1722)
2007
You can decide what you want to eat for dinner, you can decide to go away for the weekend, and you can decide what clothes you’re going to wear in the morning, but when it comes to artistic things, there’s never a rhyme or reason. It’s, like, they just happen. And they happen when they happen. ~ Meat Loaf
2008
If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave. ~ Samuel Adams
2009
The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. — Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance

~ Samuel Adams ~

2010
In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind. ~ Samuel Adams
2011
We must not conclude merely upon a man's haranguing upon liberty, and using the charming sound, that he is fit to be trusted with the liberties of his country. It is not unfrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty, — to oppress without control or the restraint of laws all who are poorer or weaker than themselves. It is not, I say, unfrequent to see such instances, though at the same time I esteem it a justice due to my country to say that it is not without shining examples of the contrary kind; — examples of men of a distinguished attachment to this same liberty I have been describing; whom no hopes could draw, no terrors could drive, from steadily pursuing, in their sphere, the true interests of their country; whose fidelity has been tried in the nicest and tenderest manner, and has been ever firm and unshaken.
The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people. ~ Samuel Adams
2012
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
~ Samuel Adams ~
2013
It requires time to bring honest Men to think & determine alike even in important Matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
~ Samuel 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]

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! ~ Samuel Adams (born 27 September 1722)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 13:49, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 18:11, 26 September 2006 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 23:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a father, would claim authority to make your child a slave because you had nourished him in infancy? ~ Samuel Adams

  • 3 InvisibleSun 13:49, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 06:13, 25 September 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 1 Zarbon 23:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions. ~ Samuel Adams (born 27 September 1722)

  • 3 Kalki 18:11, 26 September 2006 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:03, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another. ~ Samuel Adams (born 27 September 1722)

  • 3 Kalki 18:11, 26 September 2006 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 19:03, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 23:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak. ~ Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

  • 2 Zarbon 04:50, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 23:08, 26 September 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw. ~ Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

  • 3 Zarbon 04:50, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:08, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 15:21, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen! ~ Samuel Adams


If Virtue & Knowledge are diffus'd among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security. ~ Samuel Adams


The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought. ~ Samuel Adams