October 25

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. ~ John Wesley
2005
Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. ~ Richard E. Byrd (born 25 October 1888)
2006
A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable. ~ Richard E. Byrd
2007
For out of olde feldes, as men seith,
Cometh al this new corn fro yeer to yere;
And out of olde bokes, in good feith,
Cometh al this newe science that men lere.

~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~
2008
I would prefer to remain in prison for another 20 years than bargain my beliefs for freedom. ~ Samir Geagea
2009
This day is call'd — the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and sees old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his friends,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian;"
Then will he strip his sleeve, and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words, —
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd, —
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me,
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England, now a-bed,
Shall think themselves accurs'd, they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap, whiles any speaks,
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

King Henry V
as portrayed in
Henry V
by
~ William Shakespeare ~

2010
The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne.
Th’ assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge,
The dredful joye, alwey that slit so yerne;
Al this mene I be love.

~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~

2011
It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer
2012
Of studie took he most cure and most hede.
Noght o word spak he more than was nede,
And that was seyd in forme and reverence,
And short and quik, and ful of hy sentence.
Souninge in moral vertu was his speche,
And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~


2013
Those who compare the age in which their lot has fallen with a golden age which exists only in imagination, may talk of degeneracy and decay; but no man who is correctly informed as to the past, will be disposed to take a morose or desponding view of the present.
~ Thomas Macaulay ~
2014 
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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]

Six hours sleep are enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. ~ George III of the United Kingdom, became king that day.


Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of death
Rode the six hundred.

~ Alfred Tennyson ~


Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

~ Alfred Tennyson ~

  • 3 Kalki 19:13, 24 October 2005 (UTC) with a lean toward 4 : The Charge of the Light Brigade occurred on this date.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 04:50, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 05:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need. ~ Richard E. Byrd (date of birth)

  • 3 Kalki 19:13, 24 October 2005 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 04:50, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde,
Ay fleeth the tyme; it nyl no man abyde.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer (died October 25, 1400) [date of birth unknown]

  • 3 InvisibleSun 04:50, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 05:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

On this earth you must belong to the church militant or get the hell out of it. That's the right word. You're either with me or against me. There is no middle ground in this battle between Christ and the anti-Christ. ~ Charles Coughlin

  • 3 Zarbon 04:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (until properly sourced) Kalki 23:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC) * 1 Kalki 22:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because insufficiently sourced. - InvisibleSun 20:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Pain is temporary, pride is forever. ~ Dan Gable

  • 3 Zarbon 04:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (until properly sourced) Kalki 23:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC) * 1 Kalki 22:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength. ~ Dan Gable

  • 3 Zarbon 04:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (until properly sourced) Kalki 23:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC) * 1 Kalki 22:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~ Dan Gable

  • 3 Zarbon 04:20, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 (until properly sourced) Kalki 23:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC) * 1 Kalki 22:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because unsourced. - InvisibleSun 20:11, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. ~ Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay


Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self. ~ Max Stirner (dob)


I have no need to take up each thing that wants to throw its cause on us and show that it is occupied only with itself, not with us, only with its good, not with ours. Look at the rest for yourselves. Do truth, freedom, humanity, justice, desire anything else than that you grow enthusiastic and serve them? ~ Max Stirner


Neither is there figurative and non-figurative art. All things appear to us in the shape of forms. Even in metaphysics ideas are expressed by forms, well then think how absurd it would be to think of painting without the imagery of forms. A figure, an object, a circle, are forms; they affect us more or less intensely. ~ Pablo Picasso (dob)

  • 3 bystander (talk) 04:55, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki·· 23:36, 23 October 2013 (UTC) with a lean toward 4, but perhaps with the first sentence trimmed — or extended upon, as it seems the extension of a previous statement.

The Bill of Rights was not written to protect governments from trouble. It was written precisely to give the people the constitutional means to cause trouble for governments they no longer trusted. ~ Henry Steele Commager (dob)