June 22

day of the year

Quotes of the day from previous years:

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. ~ Niels Bohr
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient... Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach — waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (born 22 June 1906)
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we are at no loss to perceive that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt
This earth is one of the rare spots in the cosmos where mind has flowered. Man is a product of nearly three billion years of evolution, in whose person the evolutionary process has at last become conscious of itself and its possibilities. Whether he likes it or not, he is responsible for the whole further evolution of our planet. ~ Julian Huxley
In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust. In truth, the whole progress of civilization is based upon this power. ~ Julian Huxley
That government is best which makes itself unnecessary. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt
We see what we are told that we see.
Repetition and pride are the keys to this.
To hear and to see
Even an obvious lie
And again and again
May be to say it,
Almost by reflex
Then to defend it
Because we have said it
And at last to embrace it
Because we've defended it.
~ Octavia Butler ~
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. All these and other factors combined, if the circumstances are right, can teach and can lead to rebirth.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
The entire cosmos is made out of one and the same world-stuff, operated by the same energy as we ourselves. "Mind" and "matter" appears as two aspects of our unitary mind-bodies. There is no separate supernatural realm: all phenomena are part of one natural process of evolution. There is no basic cleavage between science and religion; they are both organs of evolving humanity.
~ Julian Huxley ~
The true end of Man, or that which is prescribed by the eternal and immutable dictates of reason, and not suggested by vague and transient desires, is the highest and most harmonious development of his powers to a complete and consistent whole.
~ Wilhelm von Humboldt ~
I find I am shedding hypocrisy in human relationships. What a rest that will be! The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
One sole God;
One sole ruler, — his Law;
One sole interpreter of that law — Humanity.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~
Every mission constitutes a pledge of duty. Every man is bound to consecrate his every faculty to its fulfilment. He will derive his rule of action from the profound conviction of that duty.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~

Art does not imitate, but interpret. It searches out the idea lying dormant in the symbol, in order to present the symbol to men in such form as to enable them to penetrate through it to the idea. Were it otherwise, what would be the use or value of art?
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~
Forgotten the strife;
Now the need to kill
Has died like fire,
And the need to love
Has replaced desire
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
I would urge all of those watching today to focus on the evidence the committee will present. Don't be distracted by politics. This is serious. We cannot let America become a nation of conspiracy theories and thug violence.
~ Liz Cheney ~
  • proposed by Kalki; recent remarks on major events.
Nature is for art the garb of the Eternal. The real is the finite expression and representation of the true; forms are the limits affixed by time and space to the power of life. Nature, reality, and form, should, all of them, be so rendered and expressed by art, as to reveal to mankind some ray of the truth — a vaster and profounder sentiment of life.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~
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You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!' - Vizzini, The Princess Bride

Rationale: On June 22, Nazi Germany began w:Operation Barbarossa -- got into a land war an Asia, a major turning point in WWII.
  • 3 MosheZadka 00:12, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2. I love this quote, but my fellow Americans might question which nation's mistakes are being celebrated here, especially if followed in 4 days by the Malraux quote. Jeff Q (talk) 10:45, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 One of my favorites from the movie, I remember laughing out loud at its perfect delivery, but I don't feel it makes a great QotD. ~ Kalki 20:19, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 04:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The US has broken the second rule of war. That is, don't go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don't march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself. ~ Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery as it seems a little more relevant to w:Operation Barbarossa.

  • Also I added it myself AllanHainey 12:53, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 because this is true. Russia's winter is nature's powerful gift that helped win two wars, one against Napoleon and another against Hitler. I love this quote. Zarbon 04:25, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 4 Ficaia (talk) 22:10, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
  • 1 ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 00:35, 19 June 2024 (UTC) because the context of the quote is on the action of the US in the Vietnamese War, any relevance of this quote to the date of Operation Barbarossa is actually extremely tenuous, secondary, confused and confusing.

God was a dream of good government. You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands. ~ Morpheus (Deus Ex) (Rationale: the release date of Deus Ex)

—This unsigned comment is by Deuxhero (talkcontribs) .
Seconded. I loved how snooping around in that game could lead you to things that would make the game so much better. --Dandin1 01:39, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

What we now need is a multitude of participants to take part in the great discussion and to join in the search for the larger truth and the more fruitful patterns of belief which we confidently believe is waiting to be elicited. ~ Julian Huxley

  • 3 Kalki 21:31, 20 June 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 22:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 07:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~

Rising above chain, fence, and tree,
Free hymn of love; His horn
Bursts from his tranquil brow
Like a comet born;
Cleaves like a galley's prow
Into seas untorn;
Springs like a lily, white
From the Earth below;
Spirals, a bird in flight
To a longed-for height;
Or a fountain bright,
Spurting to light
Of early morn —
O luminous horn
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~

Art is not the fancy or caprice of an individual. It is the mighty voice of God and the universe, as heard by the chosen spirit, and repeated in tones of harmony to mankind.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~

Art is no isolated, unconnected, or inexplicable phenomenon. It draws its life from the life of the universe, and with the universe it ascends from epoch to epoch towards the Almighty. It owes its power over the souls of men to that collective life — even as the trees and plants draw their life from earth, the common mother; and its power would be destroyed should it attempt to forsake its source.
~ Giuseppe Mazzini ~

  • The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything; and then they try to impose that on all thinking people. ~ Gilbert Highet
  • Nobody has ever thought himself to death. The chief danger confronting us is not age. It is laziness, sloth, routine, stupidity, — forcing their way in like wind through the shutters, seeping into the cellar like swamp water. ~ Gilbert Highet