Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
2005
I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me! ~ Anne Frank (born 12 June 1929)
2006
If one is but secure at the foundation, he will not be pained by departure from minor details or affairs that are contrary to expectation. But in the end, the details of a matter are important. The right and wrong of one's way of doing things are found in trivial matters. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo (born 12 June 1659)
2007
I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again. ~ Anne Frank
2008
We are adhering to life now with our last muscle — the heart. ~ Djuna Barnes
2009
My knowledge of pain, learned with the sabre, taught me not to be afraid. And just as in dueling when you must concentrate on your enemy's cheek, so, too, in war. You cannot waste time on feinting and sidestepping. You must decide on your target and go in. ~ Otto Skorzeny (born 12 June 1908)
2010
Everyone's got the same insecurities as you
Believe me it is true
Do not be afraid
To show people the real you. ~ Justin Heazlewood
2011
I am not a critic; to me criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure. ~ Djuna Barnes
2012
Destiny and history are untidy.
~ Djuna Barnes ~
2013
Life is not to be told, call it as loud as you like, it will not tell itself.
~ Djuna Barnes ~
2014
I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.
~ George H. W. Bush ~
2015
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
~ Len Wein ~
2016
I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
~ Anne Frank ~
2017 
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Give me a dozen men who are not afraid to die, and I'll accomplish what all the Generals and Admirals with all their Armies and Battleships cannot. ~ Otto Skorzeny (born June 12)

  • 3 because this redefines courage and seriously outlines the great secret missions that he undertook. Zarbon 04:52, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 22:07, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:16, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Never be embarrassed by the things you cannot do. Be embarrassed by the things you can do and don't do well. ~ Len Wein


It is possible to tell things by a handshake. ~ George H. W. Bush


I trust to luck and do nothing but work, hoping that all will end well.
~ Anne Frank ~

I've found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you. Look at these things, then you find yourself again, and God, and then you regain your balance. A person who's happy will make others happy; a person who has courage and faith will never die in misery!
~ Anne Frank ~

We're all alive, but we don't know why or what for; we're all searching for happiness; we're all leading lives that are different and yet the same.
~ Anne Frank ~

I've learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character!
~ Anne Frank ~

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
~ Anne Frank ~

We all know that a good example is more effective than advice. So set a good example, and it won't take long for others to follow.
~ Anne Frank ~
OR variant translation:
People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow.
~ Anne Frank ~

I don't think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains. This is where Mother and I differ greatly. Her advice in the face of melancholy is: "Think about all the suffering in the world and be thankful you're not part of it." My advice is: "Go outside, to the country, enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself; think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy."
~ Anne Frank ~