Quotes of the day from previous years:

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung
A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses. ~ Eric Berne
All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome. ~ Kate Sheppard (born 10 March 1847)
I'm not aware of too many things.
I know what I know if you know what I mean.

~ Edie Brickell ~
We are tired of having a "sphere" doled out to us, and of being told that anything outside that sphere is "unwomanly". We want to be natural just for a change … we must be ourselves at all risks. ~ Kate Sheppard
In men whom men condemn as ill
I find so much of goodness still,
In men whom men pronounce divine
I find so much of sin and blot,
I do not dare to draw a line
Between the two, where God has not.

~ Joaquin Miller ~
I don't believe in hatred anymore.
I hate to think of how it felt before
When anger overwhelms your very soul
It's hard to realize you'll ever know
Love like we do.

~ Edie Brickell ~
Where storm-born shadows hide and hunt
I knew thee, in thy glorious youth,
And loved thy vast face, white as truth;
I stood where thunderbolts were wont
To smite thy Titan-fashioned front,
And heard dark mountains rock and roll;
I saw the lightning's gleaming rod
Reach forth and write on heaven's scroll
The awful autograph of God!

~ Joaquin Miller ~
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. ~ Anonymous
Let justice be done, though the world perish.
~ Ferdinand I ~
What I am is what I am.
Are you what you are — or what?
~ Edie Brickell ~
Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
~ Friedrich Schlegel ~
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere. Oh, how I prayed den, lying all alone on de cold, damp ground; "Oh, dear Lord," I said, "I haint got no friend but you. Come to my help, Lord, for I'm in trouble!"
~ Harriet Tubman ~
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Sail through the sea of sad faces with love.
Love. Love for everyone.
Drift like a little boat on a wave.

~ Edie Brickell ~

Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep. ~ Edie Brickell

  • 2 Zarbon 16:26, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 08:05, 7 March 2009 (UTC) interesting line, but in some ways not clearly indicative of the full point of the song.
  • 2 UDScott 19:57, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:14, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate,
That few but such as cannot write, translate.
~ John Denham (date of birth unknown/date of death)

Books should to one of these four ends conduce,
For wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
~ John Denham

Youth, what man's age is like to be doth show,
We may our ends by our beginnings know.
~ John Denham

  • 3 and leaning toward 4 because inside the youth is hidden the man of tomorrow. Zarbon 19:45, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 19:57, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:11, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:14, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Search not to find what lies too deeply hid,
Nor to know things, whose knowledge is forbid.
~ John Denham

  • 3 or in other words, don't mess with what you shouldn't. Zarbon 19:45, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 19:57, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:11, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 22:14, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

But whither am I strayed? I need not raise
Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise;
Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built;
Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt
Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign,
Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain.
~ John Denham

The very clouds have wept and died
And only God is in the sky. ~ Joaquin Miller

  • 2 Zarbon 19:45, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 UDScott 19:57, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 21:11, 9 March 2009 (UTC) with a slight lean toward 4.

Oh, Lord! You've been wid me in six troubles, don't desert me in the seventh! ~ Harriet Tubman (date of birth unknown/date of death)

Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and evil enough to demand of them eternal innocence and lack of education. For innocence is the only thing which can ennoble lack of education. ~ Friedrich Schlegel (born 1772 March 10)

In the same way as philosophy loses sight of its true object and appropriate matter, when either it passes into and merges in theology, or meddles with external politics, so also does it mar its proper form when it attempts to mimic the rigorous method of mathematics. ~ Friedrich Schlegel

Moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness. ~ Friedrich Schlegel

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism. ~ Friedrich Schlegel

True virtue is genius. ~ Friedrich Schlegel