Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 23:09

November 26

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. ~ Elie Wiesel
2005
If I were to be given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. ~ Charles M. Schulz (born 26 November 1922)
2006
"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, Why me?" And the voice says, "Nothing personal your name just happened to come up." ~ Charles M. Schulz (born 26 November 1922)
2007
It is not earthly rank, nor birth, nor nationality, nor religious privilege, which proves that we are members of the family of God; it is love, a love that embraces all humanity. ~ Ellen G. White (born 26 November 1827)
2008
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

~ William Cowper ~
2009
I believe that what separates us all from one another is simply society itself, or, if you like, politics. This is what raises barriers between men, this is what creates misunderstanding.
If I may be allowed to express myself paradoxically, I should say that the truest society, the authentic human community, is extra-social — a wider, deeper society, that which is revealed by our common anxieties, our desires, our secret nostalgias. The whole history of the world has been governed by nostalgias and anxieties, which political action does no more than reflect and interpret, very imperfectly. No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. ~ Eugène Ionesco
2010
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

~ William Cowper ~
2011
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ~ Eugène Ionesco
2012
I know nothing of man's rights, or woman's rights; human rights are all that I recognise.
~ Sarah Grimké ~
2013 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. ~ William Cowper

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


SuggestionsEdit

You always have a tendency to add. But one must be able to subtract too. It's not enough to integrate, you must also disintegrate. That's the way life is. ~ Eugène Ionesco

  • 3 Zarbon 03:33, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:48, 23 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 2 Antiquary 20:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician. ~ Eugène Ionesco


God is dead. Marx is dead. And I don't feel so well myself. ~ Eugène Ionesco

  • 3 Zarbon 03:33, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:48, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Antiquary 20:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:56, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Nature is my friend. Life is my philosopher. History is my guide. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran

  • 2 Zarbon 04:06, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:48, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Fear is the outcome of weakness, a coward’s friend, an enemy of firmness. Fear of death is the cause of all human fears. One who wins the fear of death wins himself. He is the one who wins the freedom. From his mental prison. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran

  • 2 Zarbon 04:06, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:48, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

My comrades whom I loved as my life, my generals who have been fighting along with me shoulder to shoulder, my fighters whom I fostered for several years, When they fall in the battle field my heart bursts. Yet in that grief I do not languish. All these losses add strength to my will towards my ideal. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran

  • 4 Zarbon 04:06, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 14:48, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude!
But grant me still a friend in my retreat
Whom I may whisper — solitude is sweet.
~ William Cowper~ (birthdate - Originally suggested at 15 November, the Old Style date.)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 18:48, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 13:30, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 06:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Antiquary 21:47, 14 November 2008 (UTC)