June 22

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. ~ Niels Bohr
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient... Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach — waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (born 22 June 1906)
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we are at no loss to perceive that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt
This earth is one of the rare spots in the cosmos where mind has flowered. Man is a product of nearly three billion years of evolution, in whose person the evolutionary process has at last become conscious of itself and its possibilities. Whether he likes it or not, he is responsible for the whole further evolution of our planet. ~ Julian Huxley
In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust. In truth, the whole progress of civilization is based upon this power. ~ Julian Huxley
That government is best which makes itself unnecessary. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt
We see what we are told that we see.
Repetition and pride are the keys to this.
To hear and to see
Even an obvious lie
And again and again
May be to say it,
Almost by reflex
Then to defend it
Because we have said it
And at last to embrace it
Because we've defended it.
~ Octavia Butler ~
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. All these and other factors combined, if the circumstances are right, can teach and can lead to rebirth.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
The entire cosmos is made out of one and the same world-stuff, operated by the same energy as we ourselves. "Mind" and "matter" appears as two aspects of our unitary mind-bodies. There is no separate supernatural realm: all phenomena are part of one natural process of evolution. There is no basic cleavage between science and religion; they are both organs of evolving humanity.
~ Julian Huxley ~
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.


You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!' - Vizzini, The Princess Bride

Rationale: On June 22, Nazi Germany began w:Operation Barbarossa -- got into a land war an Asia, a major turning point in WWII.
  • 3 MosheZadka 00:12, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2. I love this quote, but my fellow Americans might question which nation's mistakes are being celebrated here, especially if followed in 4 days by the Malraux quote. Jeff Q (talk) 10:45, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 One of my favorites from the movie, I remember laughing out loud at its perfect delivery, but I don't feel it makes a great QotD. ~ Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The US has broken the second rule of war. That is, don't go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don't march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself. ~ Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery as it seems a little more relevant to w:Operation Barbarossa.

  • Also I added it myself AllanHainey 12:53, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 because this is true. Russia's winter is nature's powerful gift that helped win two wars, one against Napoleon and another against Hitler. I love this quote. Zarbon 04:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (born 22 June 1906)

  • 3 Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 //Gbern3 (talk) 17:04, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

God was a dream of good government. You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands. ~ Morpheus (Deus Ex) (Rationale: the release date of Deus Ex)

—This unsigned comment is by Deuxhero (talkcontribs) .
Seconded. I loved how snooping around in that game could lead you to things that would make the game so much better. --Dandin1 01:39, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

What we now need is a multitude of participants to take part in the great discussion and to join in the search for the larger truth and the more fruitful patterns of belief which we confidently believe is waiting to be elicited. ~ Julian Huxley

  • 3 Kalki 21:31, 20 June 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 22:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The true end of Man, or that which is prescribed by the eternal and immutable dictates of reason, and not suggested by vague and transient desires, is the highest and most harmonious development of his powers to a complete and consistent whole. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt (born 22 June 1767)

  • 3 Kalki 21:31, 20 June 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 22:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)