February 24

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

Ethics and Aesthetics are one. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on. ~ Steve Jobs (born 24 February 1955)
Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. ~ Chester W. Nimitz (born 24 February 1885)
Terrible is the day when each sees his soul naked, stripped of all veil; that dear soul which he cannot change or discard, and which is so irreparably his. ~ George A. Moore
When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth. ~ Steve Jobs (born 24 February 1955)
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand. ~ George A. Moore
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ~ George A. Moore
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. ~ Chester W. Nimitz
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~ Steve Jobs
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don’t settle.
~ Steve Jobs ~
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs ~
You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
~ Steve Jobs ~
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Quotes by people born this day, already used[edit]

  • See, I write jokes for a living, man. I sit in my hotel at night and think of something that's funny and then I go get a pen and write 'em down. Or, if the pen's too far away, I have to convince myself that what I thought of ain't funny. ~ Mitch Hedberg
  • I had a stick of Carefree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality. ~ Mitch Hedberg


After all there is but one race — humanity. ~ George A. Moore

  • 3 InvisibleSun 06:31, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:07, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:48, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

The public will accept a masterpiece, but it will not accept an attempt to write a masterpiece.. ~ George A. Moore

  • 3 Kalki 00:13, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:45, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. ~ George A. Moore

  • 3 Kalki 00:13, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 I like this one. Unique. Zarbon 05:45, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be denied that dogma draws a circle round the mind. ~ George A. Moore

Pearl Harbor has now been partially avenged. Vengeance will not be complete until Japanese sea power has been reduced to impotence. We have made substantial progress in that direction. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about midway to our objective! ~ Chester W. Nimitz

The basic objectives and principles of war do not change.
The final objective in war is the destruction of the enemy's capacity and will to fight, and thereby force him to accept the imposition of the victor's will. ~ Chester W. Nimitz

Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that "whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself." This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas. ~ Chester W. Nimitz

The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into war. … The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military standpoint, in the defeat of Japan. ~ Chester W. Nimitz

They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live. ~ Chester W. Nimitz

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world? ~ Steve Jobs

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me. ~ Steve Jobs

It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them. ~ Steve Jobs

We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great. ~ Steve Jobs

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. ~ Steve Jobs

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next. ~ Steve Jobs

Don't you know that what happens to you once always happens again? You always react in the same way to the same thing. It's no accident when you make a mess. Then you do it again. It's called destiny. ~ Cesare Pavese

Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight.
~ Chester W. Nimitz ~