February 13

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2005
In this moment, I need to be needed,
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked,
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted,
'Cause I love to be loved,
I love to be loved.

~ Peter Gabriel (born 13 February 1950)
2006
Life is what it is, and you take what's handed, and you work as hard as you can, and hopefully you'll be successful, but I just don't spend too much time worrying about that. ~ Jerry Springer (born 13 February 1944)
2007
Every man's life (and ... every woman's life), awaits the hour of blossoming that makes it immortal ... love is a divinity above all accidents, and guards his own with extraordinary obstinacy. ~ Eleanor Farjeon (born 13 February 1881)
2008
Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest. ~ Eleanor Farjeon
2009
Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word!

~ Eleanor Farjeon ~
2010
Of what use to destroy the children of evil? It is evil itself we must destroy at the roots. ~ Eleanor Farjeon
2011
He could not be captured,
He could not be bought,
His running was rhythm,
His standing was thought;
With one eye on sorrow
And one eye on mirth,
He galloped in heaven
And gambolled on earth.

And only the poet
With wings to his brain
Can mount him and ride him
Without any rein,
The stallion of heaven,
The steed of the skies,
The horse of the singer
Who sings as he flies.

~ Eleanor Farjeon ~

2012
Some say the Gods are just a myth
but guess Who I've been dancing with...
The Great God Pan is alive!

~ Mike Scott ~
  • proposed by Kalki for the first day of the ancient 3 day celebration of Lupercalia
2013
In love there are no penalties and no payments, and what is given is indistinguishable from what is received.
~ Eleanor Farjeon ~
2014
Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light
Eden saw play.
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God's re-creation
Of the new day!
~ Eleanor Farjeon ~
2015 
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Sweet the rain's new fall,
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

~ Eleanor Farjeon ~


No love-story has ever been told twice. I never heard any tale of lovers that did not seem to me as new as the world on its first morning. ~ Eleanor Farjeon


Dropt tears have hastened your decay
And brought you one step nigher death;
And you have heard, unthrilled, unmoved,
The music of Love's golden breath
And seen the light in eyes that loved.
You think you hold the core and kernel
Of all the world beneath your crust,
Old dial? But when you lie in dust,
This vine will bloom, strong, green, and proved.
Love is eternal.

~ Eleanor Farjeon ~


The world never knows, and cannot for the life of it imagine, what this man sees in that maid and that maid in this man. The world cannot think why they fell in love with each other. But they have their reason, their beautiful secret, that never gets told to more than one person; and what they see in each other is what they show to each other; and it is the truth. Only they kept it hidden in their hearts until the time came. ~ Eleanor Farjeon


Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard. ~ Robert H. Jackson (born 1892 February 13)


We set up government by consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights denies those in power any legal opportunity to coerce that consent. Authority here is to be controlled by public opinion, not public opinion by authority. ~ Robert H. Jackson (born 1892 February 13)


But we must not forget that in our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds — that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous. ~ Robert H. Jackson (born 1892 February 13)


If you take a bale of hay and tie it to the tail of a mule and then strike a match and set the bale of hay on fire, and if you then compare the energy expended shortly thereafter by the mule with the energy expended by yourself in the striking of the match, you will understand the concept of amplification. ~ William Shockley (born 1910 February 13)


When we went to school we were told that we were governed by laws, not men. As a result of that, many people think there is no need to pay any attention to judicial candidates because judges merely apply the law by some mathematical formula and a good judge and a bad judge all apply the same kind of law. The fact is that the most important part of a judge's work is the exercise of judgment and that the law in a court is never better than the common sense judgment of the judge that is presiding.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

If we can cultivate in the world the idea that aggressive war-making is the way to the prisoner's dock rather than the way to honors, we will have accomplished something toward making the peace more secure.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

Civil liberties had their origin and must find their ultimate guaranty in the faith of the people. If that faith should be lost, five or nine men in Washington could not long supply its want.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

The physical power to get the money does not seem to me a test of the right to tax. Might does not make right even in taxation.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

The priceless heritage of our society is the unrestricted constitutional right of each member to think as he will. Thought control is a copyright of totalitarianism, and we have no claim to it. It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error. We could justify any censorship only when the censors are better shielded against error than the censored.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

Juries are not bound by what seems inescapable logic to judges.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion it will cease to be free for religion — except for the sect that can win political power.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

It is possible to hold a faith with enough confidence to believe that what should be rendered to God does not need to be decided and collected by Caesar.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

If we can cultivate in the world the idea that aggressive war-making is the way to the prisoner's dock rather than the way to honors, we will have accomplished something toward making the peace more secure.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.
~ Robert H. Jackson ~


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