User:Jeffq/Experiments/QotD: March/6

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. ~ John Milton
Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God: but only he who sees, takes off his shoes, the rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries, and daub their natural faces unaware... ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (date of birth)
Give thought to life and liberty. ~ Cyrano de Bergerac (date of birth)
  • 3 Kalki 20:51, 5 March 2006 (UTC)


The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true. ~ James Allen

  • initially proposed on the posting page (without author) by Tara who had "read it off a 'Hallmark e-card" 11:48, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:24, 4 March 2006 (UTC) no clear linkage to the date, but the suggestion prompted me to do some research and create a page for James Allen.

I retaliated [against the calf worshippers] by visiting on them all manner of mischief, but I concluded, after some centuries of chronic relapsing on their part, that rage and punishment was not the best way to hold a clientele. It is only the most primitive of mortals who is swayed by that sort of thing. ~ JHVH speaking to Satan, Piers Anthony, For Love of Evil (1988)

I realized suddenly that I was in an impossible situation, and there was really no way out. No acceptable way. I could not go on — so I stopped. ~ Alice, on her suicide; Piers Anthony, Ghost (1986)