User:Jeffq/Experiments/May 12

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2004 : It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people. ~ Good Omens (by Gaiman & Pratchett)

2005 : Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. ~ Florence Nightingale (date of birth)

2006 : Duty, Honor, Country — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. ~ Douglas MacArthur (this famous speech delivered this day in 1962 at the West Point U.S. Military Academy)

  • suggested by UDScott
  • 2 Kalki 22:48, 11 May 2006 (UTC) I prefer the Rossetti fragment below, but will use this, as I only at the last minute posted it. I ended up not having contact with the internet most of the day today, and only had a short time in the last hour to check up on things. ~ Kalki 22:48, 11 May 2006 (UTC)