June 28

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

They serve so that we don't have to. They offer to give up their lives so that we can be free. It is, remarkably, their gift to us. And all they ask for in return is that we never send them into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. Will they ever trust us again? ~ Michael Moore
Now you see, Lone Starr, that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb. ~ Rick Moranis as "Dark Helmet" in Spaceballs by Mel Brooks (born 28 June 1926)
Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau (born 28 June 1712)
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For him who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love. ~ John Wesley
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Think not the bigotry of another is any excuse for your own. ~ John Wesley born on 28 June 1703
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities.
~ John Wesley ~
I observed, "Love is the fulfilling of the law, the end of the commandment." It is not only "the first and great" command, but all the commandments in one. "Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise," they are all comprised in this one word, love.
~ John Wesley ~
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
I deny that villany is ever necessary. It is impossible that it should ever be necessary for any reasonable creature to violate all the laws of justice, mercy, and truth. No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity. It can never be necessary for a rational being to sink himself below a brute.
~ John Wesley ~
All that time is lost which might be better employed.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
Let's not be dazzled by the sententious glitter with which error and lying often cover themselves. Society is not created by the crowd, and bodies come together in vain when hearts reject each other. The truly sociable man is more difficult in his relationships than others; those which consist only in false appearances cannot suit him. He prefers to live far from wicked men without thinking about them, than to see them and hate them. He prefers to flee his enemy rather than seek him out to harm him. A person who knows no other society than that of the heart will not seek his society in your circles.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
Whenever the last trumpet shall sound, I will present myself before the sovereign judge with this book in my hand, and loudly proclaim, thus have I acted; these were my thoughts; such was I. With equal freedom and veracity have I related what was laudable or wicked, I have concealed no crimes, added no virtues; and if I have sometimes introduced superfluous ornament, it was merely to occupy a void occasioned by defect of memory: I may have supposed that certain, which I only knew to be probable, but have never asserted as truth, a conscious falsehood.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~
~ Confessions ~
Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.
~ John Wesley ~
Hope for the best. Expect the worst.
The world's a stage. We're unrehearsed.
No way of knowing which way it's going.
Take your chances, there are no answers.
Hope for the best. Expect the worst.
~ Mel Brooks ~
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All I really want is to provide a hard-working man in the blouse business with a method of expressing himself; if he likes a tune, he can whistle it, and it will make his life happier. ~ Richard Rodgers, born on June 28th

We don't have a Rodgers page yet (hardly surprising); this quotation is the only Rodgers in my Simpson's (number 9614).
  • 2 121a0012 02:24, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 27 June 2005 21:53 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 04:39, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it means one always has some battle to wage against oneself.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

I have entered on an enterprise which is without precedent, and will have no imitator. I propose to show my fellows a man as nature made him, and this man shall be myself.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

I look on all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation.
~ John Wesley ~

Comedy is a weird but very beautiful thing. Even though it seems foolish and silly and crazy, comedy has the most to say about the human condition. Because if you can laugh, you can get by. You can survive when things are bad when you have a sense of humor.
~ Mel Brooks ~

  • The red rose whispers of passion,
      And the white rose breathes of love;
    O, the red rose is a falcon,
      And the white rose is a dove.
    But I send you a cream-white rosebud
      With a flush on its petal tips,
    For the love that is purest and sweetest
      Has a kiss of desire on the lips. ~ John Boyle O'Reilly (birthday)