Last modified on 18 November 2014, at 00:38

November 19

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
2004
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. ~ Oprah Winfrey
2005
In a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. ~ Abraham Lincoln, "Gettysburg Address" (delivered 19 November 1863)
2006
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore,
And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~ (became Poet Laureate that day)
2007
It is the high privilege and sacred duty of those now living to educate their successors and fit them, by intelligence and virtue, for the inheritance which awaits them. In this beneficent work sections and races should be forgotten and partisanship should be unknown. ~ James A. Garfield
2008
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. ~ James A. Garfield
2009
We should not mourn for men of high ideals. Rather we should rejoice that we had the privilege of having had them with us, to inspire us by their radiant personalities. ~ Indira Gandhi (born 19 November 1917)
2010
Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis. ~ James A. Garfield
2011

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty. ~ James A. Garfield

2012
Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one's sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. Legitimate self-confidence is a winner. The true test of self-confidence is the courage to be open — to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source. Self-confident people aren't afraid to have their views challenged. They relish the intellectual combat that enriches ideas.
~ Jack Welch ~
2013
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
2014 
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Nothing is more uncertain than the result of any one throw; few things are more certain than the result of many throws. ~ James A. Garfield

  • 3 Kalki 16:58, 18 November 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 3 InvisibleSun 22:57, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 06:42, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

You must remember that we persecute nobody for religion. We regard religion as an error and fight it with education. ~ Mikhail Kalinin (born November 19)

  • 3 because battling the lures of religion with education is a powerful principle and ideology. Zarbon 06:44, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941-1945 - Page 109 by Steven Merritt Miner - History - 2003
  • 1 Kalki 18:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Every man loves what he is good at. ~ Thomas Shadwell

  • 2 Zarbon 01:46, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 18:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. ~ Jodie Foster

  • 2 Zarbon 01:46, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 18:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.

First of all, everyone must acknowledge and feel that child slavery still exists in the world, in its ugliest face and form. And this is an evil, which is crime against humanity, which is intolerable, which is unacceptable and which must go. That sense of recognition must be developed first of all. And secondly there is a need of higher amounts of political will. There is a need of higher amount of corporate engagement, and the engagement of the public towards it. So, everybody has a responsibility to save and protect the children on this planet. ~ Kailash Satyarthi

  • 4 Nvvchar (talk) 16:33, 11 October 2014 (UTC) on the occasion of the End Child Slavery Week proposed from 19th November to 25th November [2014]
  • 4 Kalki·· 00:38, 18 November 2014 (UTC)