February 14

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
2005
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
2006
Some things you don't need until they leave you; they're the things that you miss. ~ Rob Thomas (born 14 February 1972)
2007
When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love. ~ Søren Kierkegaard
2008
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. ~ Paul of Tarsus
2009
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~
2010
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me prov'd,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.

~ William Shakespeare in Sonnet 116 ~

2011
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

~ Paul of Tarsus ~

2012
Remember only this of our hopeless love
That never till Time is done
Will the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind be one.

~ Edith Sitwell ~
2013
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
"I love her for her smile — her look — her way
Of speaking gently, — for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day" —
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee, — and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry, —
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~
2014
Love all God's creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day, and you will come at last to love the world with an all-embracing love.
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky ~
2015 
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]

Love does not dominate, it cultivates. And that is more. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • 3 Kalki 21:38, 13 February 2007 (UTC) But tenuously, as I have not yet found a source for this. with a very strong lean toward 4. I have now found the source of this and another variant translation, and added it to the Goethe page.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:26, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
    • 0. I can't find this on any of the Goethe pages. - InvisibleSun 23:17, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:20, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Love, in the final analysis, is wisdom. ~ E. W. Kenyon

  • 3 Kalki 21:38, 13 February 2007 (UTC) ( with a lean toward 4, though there is not yet a page for this author, I would probably attempt to make one before using this.)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:26, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:20, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

  • 3 Kalki 21:38, 13 February 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:26, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:20, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

For God's sake, hold your tongue and let me love! - John Donne

  • 3 Poetlister 22:36, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 15:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 22:20, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 17:40, 11 February 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.

There really is only one question about the future of civilization: Which is stronger love or hate? If the answer is hate we are all doomed. Anonymous


True friends tell us: “If you ever need anything, I’ll be there.” True love tells us: “You’ll never need anything; I’ll be there.” Jimi Hollemans

—This unsigned comment is by 72.187.217.225 (talkcontribs) .
  • 0 Kalki (talk · contributions) 15:55, 3 February 2010 (UTC) unsourced quote : at this point neither the authorship nor the notability Holemans is clear.

In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever.

—This unsigned comment is by 109.157.132.70 (talkcontribs) .
  • 0 Kalki (talk · contributions) 19:48, 13 February 2011 (UTC), as this is as yet unsourced, it would be acceptable if provided with some sourcing.

If by enlightenment and intellectual progress we mean the freeing of man from superstitious belief in evil forces, in demons and fairies, in blind fate—in short, emancipation of fear—then denunciation of what is currently called reason is the greatest service reason can render. ~ Max Horkheimer (Born 1895 Feb 14)

  • 4 bystander 22:57, 11 February 2012 (UTC) I know, it's Valentine's Day, but I'm sick of all the Valentine's.
  • 1 Kalki·· 02:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC) I would probably rank this higher, if it were not Valentine's Day, as I am not sick of the holiday sentiments.