Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 11:11

November 6

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made. ~ Jean Giraudoux
2005
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. ~ Mohandas Gandhi (arrested 6 November 1913 while leading an Indian miners' march)
2006
Me, I shall be an autocrat: that is my trade; and The Good God will forgive me: that is His. ~ Catherine the Great (died 6 November 1796)
  • proposed by Fys
2007
I don’t think that combat has ever been written about truthfully; it has always been described in terms of bravery and cowardice. I won’t even accept these words as terms of human reference any more. And anyway, hell, they don’t even apply to what, in actual fact, modern warfare has become. ~ James Jones
2008
This is our time — to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can! ~ Barack Obama (recent election to be 44th President of USA).
2009
A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others. ~ Zig Ziglar
2010
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities. ~ Cesare Lombroso
2011
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. ~ Zig Ziglar
2012
I write to reach eternity.
~ James Jones ~
2013
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
~ Zig Ziglar ~
2014 
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Why was it everything was always so goddam complicated? Even the simplest things was so goddam complicated when you come to doing them. ~ James Jones

  • 3 Kalki 23:12, 5 November 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 05:42, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 22:55, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar

  • 2 Zarbon 04:18, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
This is now sourced ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 09:34, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Remember that life is hard, but when you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. ~ Zig Ziglar

  • 3 Zarbon 04:18, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity. ~ Cesare Lombroso

  • 3 Zarbon 04:24, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics. ~ Cesare Lombroso

  • 3 Zarbon 04:24, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
This is now sourced. Kalki 12:51, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand. ~ Cesare Lombroso

  • 3 Zarbon 04:24, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
This is now sourced. Kalki 12:51, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm not a racist. I hate everybody. ~ Christian Lorenz

  • 2 for comedic value. Zarbon 04:31, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 19:49, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 because it is unsourced. - InvisibleSun 22:45, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. ~ Zig Ziglar

  • 3 Kalki 15:07, 4 November 2009 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ~ Zig Ziglar


Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. ~ Zig Ziglar