February 6

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things. ~ Isaac Newton
2005, 2006
You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down — up to a man's age-old dream; the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order — or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course. ~ Ronald Reagan (born 6 February 1911)
  • selected by Kalki (who erroneously selected it for both 2005 and 2006 because of a failure to check the existing records)
I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can. ~ Babe Ruth (born 6 February 1895)
I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope. We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. ~ Ronald Reagan
One love,
One heart,
Let's get together
And feel alright.

~ Bob Marley ~
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same... ~ Ronald Reagan
I believe with all my heart that our first priority must be world peace, and that use of force is always and only a last resort, when everything else has failed, and then only with regard to our national security. ~ Ronald Reagan
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
~ Aaron Burr ~
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
~ Babe Ruth ~
We should ask, critically and with appeal to the numbers, whether the best site for a growing advancing industrial society is Earth, the Moon, Mars, some other planet, or somewhere else entirely. Surprisingly, the answer will be inescapable — the best site is "somewhere else entirely."
~ Gerard K. O'Neill ~
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds
~ Bob Marley ~
Rank or add further suggestions…

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. ~ Ronald Reagan
  • Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way. ~ Ronald Reagan

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used. (This is the utmost ranking and should be used only for one quote at a time, per person, for each date.)
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.


DOB: Aaron Burr · Bob Marley · Gerard K. O'Neill · Ronald Reagan · Babe Ruth

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business. ~ Aaron Burr (born February 6)

  • 3 because enrichment of one's daily routine requires one to work when unnecessary and relax when work is being done. Sometimes, the shift in vice versa balances a stabilized regime. Zarbon 04:43, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:42, 20 January 2009 (UTC)