January 22

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ~ Douglas Adams
2005
Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers. ~ Muhammad
2006
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. ~ Robert E. Howard (born 22 January 22 1906)
2007
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. ~ Francis Bacon (born 22 January 1561)
2008
So, we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

~ George Gordon, Lord Byron ~ (born 22 January 1788)

2009
Honor is, or should be, the place of virtue and as in nature, things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm. All rising to great place is by a winding stair; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man's self, whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed. ~ Francis Bacon
2010
Truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.

~ Lord Byron in Don Juan
2011
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon. ~ Francis Bacon
2012
Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
If inscribed over human ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of
BOATSWAIN, a DOG
~ George Gordon, Lord Byron ~
2013
Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.
~ Francis Bacon ~
2014
As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance.
~ U Thant ~
2015 
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These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves. ~ Francis Bacon (born January 22, 1561)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 11:05, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 14:58, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:35, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Great Galileo was debarr'd the Sun
Because he fix'd it; and, to stop his talking,
How Earth could round the solar orbit run,
Found his own legs embargo'd from mere walking:
The man was well-nigh dead, ere men begun
To think his skull had not some need of caulking;
But now, it seems, he's right — his notion just:
No doubt a consolation to his dust.
~ George Gordon, Lord Byron ~

  • 3 InvisibleSun 11:05, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 15:03, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 18:35, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Doing good isn't [that] hard. It's just doing a lot of good that is very hard. If your aims are modest, you can accomplish an awful lot. When your aims become elevated beyond a reasonable level, you not only don't accomplish much, you can cause a great deal of damage. ~ Irving Kristol

  • 2 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work. ~ Irving Kristol

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Patriotism springs from love of the nation’s past; nationalism arises out of the hope for the nation’s future. ~ Irving Kristol

  • 4 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

You know what they say - the sweetest word in the English language is revenge. ~ Peter Beard

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively. ~ Peter Beard

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I have never believed in war. It is a crime against humanity whether you win or lose. I just read an article in this magazine I have in my hands that one day the moon will fall on the earth, but it is my feeling that until then, we should try to make the world a better place to live in. ~ Hjalmar Schacht

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Man — who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance! ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 23:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

When is revolution legal? When it succeeds! ~ August Strindberg

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

By aiming for the impossible, you reach the highest level of the possible. ~ August Strindberg

  • 3 Zarbon 15:25, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 22:11, 21 January 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.

And if I laugh at any mortal thing,
'Tis that I may not weep.
~ Lord Byron in Don Juan




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