Quotes of the day from previous years:
- There's no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day ~ Alexander Woolcott
- Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. ~ Vincent van Gogh (born 30 March 1853)
- Nothing can be surprising any more or impossible or miraculous, now that Zeus, father of the Olympians has made night out of noonday, hiding the bright sunlight, and . . . fear has come upon mankind. After this, men can believe anything, expect anything. ~ Archilochus
- Accept the truth from whatever source it comes. ~ Maimonides
- Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection. Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives. ~ Vincent van Gogh (born 30 March 1853)
- The best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better, that is what I keep telling myself. But you must love with a sublime, genuine, profound sympathy, with devotion, with intelligence, and you must try all the time to understand Him more, better and yet more. ~ Vincent van Gogh
- Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness. Comedy and tragedy step through life together, arm in arm, all along, out along, down along lea. A laugh is a great natural stimulator, a pushful entry into life; and once we can laugh, we can live. It is the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. ~ Seán O'Casey
- But my God, how beautiful Shakespeare is, who else is as mysterious as he is; his language and method are like a brush trembling with excitement and ecstasy. But one must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live. ~ Vincent van Gogh
- We are obligated to be more scrupulous in fulfilling the commandment of charity than any other positive commandment because charity is the sign of a righteous man. ~ Maimonides
|The thing has already taken form in my mind before I start it. The first attempts are absolutely unbearable. I say this because I want you to know that if you see something worthwhile in what I am doing, it is not by accident but because of real direction and purpose.
|~ Vincent Van Gogh ~
|I'm sure you saw the news today that the Russian military command allegedly decided to "reduce hostilities in the directions of Kyiv and Chernihiv." ... I am grateful to all our defenders, to all those who ensure the defense of Kyiv. It is their brave and effective actions that force the enemy to retreat in this direction. |
However, we should not lose vigilance. The situation has not become easier. The scale of the challenges has not diminished. The Russian army still has significant potential to continue attacks against our state. They still have a lot of equipment and enough people completely deprived of rights whom they can send to the cauldron of war.
Therefore, we stay alert and do not reduce our defense efforts.
|~ Volodymyr Zelenskyy ~
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The enemy knows that he must wipe out our fighters. Once he has done that, he will be able to play football with the German people. ~ Erhard Milch (born March 30)
- 3 because it is a great comical gesture. Very well formulated. Zarbon 04:43, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
- 1 Kalki 00:09, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
- 0 Ningauble 22:16, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream. ~ Vincent van Gogh (born March 30)
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—This unsigned comment is by 9lisa9 (talk • contribs) .
- I have added a signature of your username to your suggestion. Despite liking this statement, I believed the attribution dubious when I first encountered it in recent years — but had not gotten around to even beginning to sufficiently investigate it for early sourcing until now. The ultimately unsourced attribution to Van Gogh seems to have only become common in recent years, and the earliest attribution I have yet located occurred in the 1990s. Prior to that, for many years, at least since 1908 a nearly identical remark was attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. I will attempt to further investigate the history of the attributions in the coming day — and modify the Van Gogh page accordingly. In place of the dubious attribution I am suggesting another by Van Gogh that I have just now sufficiently sourced to his published letters. ~ ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 00:04, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
|Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful.
|~ Vincent van Gogh ~
|It is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.
|~ Vincent van Gogh ~