April 10

Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. ~ Henry James
2005
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. ~ William Hazlitt (born 10 April 1778)
2006
Any relations in a social order will endure if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy, which qualifies life for immortality. ~ George William Russell (born 10 April 1867)
2007
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead. ~ William Hazlitt (born 10 April 1778)
2008
They knew me from the dawn of time: if Hermes beats his rainbow wings,
If Angus shakes his locks of light, or golden-haired Apollo sings,
It matters not the name, the land; my joy in all the gods abides:
Even in the cricket in the grass some dimness of me smiles and hides.

~ Æ ~ [George William Russell] (born 10 April 1867)
2009
It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. ~ William Hazlitt
2010
It was the wise all-seeing soul
Who counselled neither war nor peace:
"Only be thou thyself that goal
In which the wars of time shall cease."

~ Æ ~
2011
Oh Master of the Beautiful,
Creating us from hour to hour,
Give me this vision to the full
To see in lightest things thy power!
This vision give, no heaven afar,
No throne, and yet I will rejoice,
Knowing beneath my feet a star,
Thy word in every wandering voice.

~ Æ ~
2012
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity, who drink of that flood of glory as of a river, and refresh our wings in it for future flight. ~ William Hazlitt
2013
I know now that it was meant to be this way. Sometimes, we have to look beyond what we want and do what's best. This is the path that I've chosen. Let's talk about something else. …You've become a truly great warrior … yet, you've remained humble. You've shown me that power is nothing if not guided by love. And watching you grow has helped me grow … That's why I'm here.
~ Piccolo ~
in
~ Dragon Ball GT ~
2014
Far up the dim twilight fluttered
Moth-wings of vapour and flame:
The lights danced over the mountains,
Star after star they came.

The lights grew thicker unheeded,
For silent and still were we;
Our hearts were drunk with a beauty
Our eyes could never see.

~ Æ ~
2015 
Rank or add further suggestions…

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


  • Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. ~ William Hazlitt

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

The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts. ~ William Hazlitt


During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. ~ Howard Thurman (date of death, exact date of birth unknown)

  • 3 and strong lean toward 4. Zarbon 06:39, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
    • Source: "Jesus and the Disinherited" - Page 74 - by Howard Thurman - Religion - 1996
  • 2 Arjen Dijksman 13:52, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 14:41, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us. ~ Paul Theroux

  • 3 Zarbon 04:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. ~ Paul Theroux

  • 3 for he who loves life knows it not until death arrives. Zarbon 04:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

In many ways connection has been disastrous. We have confused information (of which there has been too much of) with ideas (of which there are too few). I found out much more about the world and myself by being unconnected. ~ Paul Theroux

  • 2 Zarbon 04:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2.5 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC) Perhaps without the first sentence.
  • 3. Agree with not including the first sentence. - InvisibleSun 21:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC) and agree it is best to drop the first sentence, though some of the rest remains flawed also, though I understand the point he is trying to make.

You have to find out for yourself. Take the leap. Go as far as you can. Try staying out of touch. Become a stranger in a strange land. Acquire humility. Learn the language. Listen to what people are saying. ~ Paul Theroux

  • 2 Zarbon 04:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC) Without referent. Rather jumbled.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.

While Women weep as they do now, I'll fight.
While little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight.
While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, I'll fight.
While there is a drunkard left,
While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God,
I'll fight.
I'll fight to the very end! ~ William Booth


Without excuse and self-consideration of health or limb or life, true soldiers fight, live to fight, love the thickest of the fight, and die in the midst of it. ~ William Booth

  • 3 with a strong lean toward 4. Zarbon 04:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Ningauble 20:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC) I find this disparaging of those willing and able to fight to the finish, but who love it not.
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC) though it is in some ways misleading.

NOTE: The following suggestions are for the Dragon Ball movie that is being released in theaters on this date

Watch Gohan! I said watch! Don't turn away! Honor his bravery! ~ ~ Piccolo (Dragon Ball: Evolution The Movie is to be released in theaters on this date)

  • 2 though I still prefer the first Dragon Ball suggestion. Zarbon 14:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

It's ironic, isn't it? After all my years of training to defeat your father, I go out like this, trying to save you, his son...Gohan, you're the only real friend that I've ever had. I wanna thank you...I still remember the first day I brought you here. You were small, helpless. You've changed so much since then. The harder things got. The more determined you became. The more dangers you faced, the stronger you grew as a warrior. I know I was hard on you, but it was for your own good. You're like the son I never had. I'm proud of you. ~ Piccolo (Dragon Ball: Evolution The Movie is to be released in theaters on this date)

  • 3 though I still prefer the first Dragon Ball suggestion. Zarbon 14:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 02:53, 4 April 2011 (UTC) 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

No fighter that has ever won a victory did so using his fists alone. All battles are won before they are even fought. ~ Piccolo (Dragon Ball: Evolution The Movie is to be released in theaters on this date)

  • 3 though I still prefer the first Dragon Ball suggestion. Zarbon 14:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, soon you'll realize that the people on this planet aren't logical at all. Funny thing is, they've rubbed off on me. ~ Piccolo (Dragon Ball: Evolution The Movie is to be released in theaters on this date)

  • 3 though I still prefer the first Dragon Ball suggestion. Zarbon 14:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 02:53, 4 April 2011 (UTC) 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

You know, I used to be like you. One day you'll learn...that the more you hurt others, the harder your life becomes. It's simple. Your desire to kill is killing you! It's a darn shame! You could've put this hand to good use! What a waste of technology! ~ Piccolo (Dragon Ball: Evolution The Movie is to be released in theaters on this date)

  • 2 though I still prefer the first Dragon Ball suggestion. Zarbon 14:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 02:53, 4 April 2011 (UTC) 2 Kalki 22:49, 9 April 2009 (UTC)


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