February 6

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
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)
2007
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)
2008
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
2009
One love,
One heart,
Let's get together
And feel alright.

~ Bob Marley ~
2010
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
2011
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
2012
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth
2013
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 ~
2014
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
~ Babe Ruth ~
2015
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 ~
2016
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds
.
~ Bob Marley ~
2017
A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.
~ Ronald Reagan ~
2018 
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.


Suggestions[edit]

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)

My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
~ Ronald Reagan ~
  • 2 Kalki·· 23:29, 4 February 2017 (UTC) but with a lean towards 1, though with a possibility of leaning toward 3, or more, sometime in the future, if it can be sufficiently very clearly presented in a humorous context.

We are a nation that has a government — not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Americans don't go around carrying guns with the idea they're using them to influence other Americans. There's no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

I've said it before and I'll say it again — America's best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. … The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

It is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits — not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
~ Ronald Reagan ~



I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

With the destructive power of today's weapons, keeping the peace is not just a goal; it's a sacred obligation. But maintaining peace requires more than sincerity and idealism—more than optimism and good will. As you know well, peace is a product of hard, strenuous labor by those dedicated to its preservation. It requires realism, not wishful thinking.
~ Ronald Reagan ~

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
~ Ronald Reagan ~