June 15

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. ~ Albert Schweitzer
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)
Responsibility's like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)
All that you know is at an end. ~ The "Silver Surfer" in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
I protect my right to be a Catholic by preserving your right to believe as a Jew, a Protestant, or non-believer, or as anything else you choose. We know that the price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that they might some day force theirs on us. ~ Mario Cuomo
The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool. ~ William McFee (born 15 June 1881)
There are some men whom a staggering emotional shock, so far from making them mental invalids for life, seems, on the other hand, to awaken, to galvanize, to arouse into an almost incredible activity of soul. ~ William McFee
When established identities become outworn or unfinished ones threaten to remain incomplete, special crises compel men to wage holy wars, by the crudest means, against those who seem to question or threaten their unsafe ideological bases. ~ Erik Erikson
People don't ever seem to realise that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.
~ William McFee ~
Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit; for such mutilation undercuts the life principle of trust, without which every human act, may it feel ever so good and seem ever so right is prone to perversion by destructive forms of conscientiousness.
~ Erik Erikson ~
All world-images are apt to become corrupt when left to ecclesiastic bureaucracies. But this does not make the formation of world-images expendable. And I can only repeat that we deny the remnants of old-world images at our own risk, because we do not overcome them by declaring them — with all the righteousness of skepticism — something of a secret sin. They are not less powerful for being denied.
~ Erik Erikson ~
It is our will, and we firmly enjoin, that the English Church be free, and that the men in our kingdom have and hold all the aforesaid liberties, rights, and concessions, well and peaceably, freely and quietly, fully and wholly, for themselves and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all respects and in all places for ever, as is aforesaid. An oath, moreover, has been taken, as well on our part as on the part of the barons, that all these conditions aforesaid shall be kept in good faith and without evil intent. Given under our hand — the abovenamed and many others being witnesses — in the meadow which is called Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines, on the fifteenth day of June, in the seventeenth year of our reign.
~ Magna Carta ~
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3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
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I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week. ~ Mario Cuomo

  • 3 because actions speak louder than words. Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Let's turn inflation over to the post office. That'll slow it down. ~ Morris Udall

  • 2 for comedic value. Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Everything has been said but not everyone has said it. ~ Morris Udall

  • 2 Zarbon 02:54, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 15:33, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 0. This quote is unsourced. When I tried to source it, I came up with several variants and several people to whom it was attributed. Perhaps it would be better, then, to pass on this one for now.

London is always beautiful to those who love and understand that extraordinary microcosm; but at five of a summer morning there is about her an exquisite quality of youthful fragrance and debonair freshness which goes to the heart. ~ William McFee

There is nothing like an odor to stir memories. ~ William McFee

A young man must let his ideas grow, not be continually rooting them up to see how they are getting on. ~ William McFee