September 29

day of the year

Quotes of the day from previous years:

Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. ~ Marion Barry
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. ~ Henry Melvill (originally misattributed to Herman Melville)
There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. ~ attributed to Enrico Fermi (born 29 September 1901)
  • proposed by IP
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. ~ Miguel de Unamuno (born 29 September 1864)
Honesty is the best policy, I will stick to that. The good shall have my hand and heart, but the bad neither foot nor fellowship. And in my mind, the main point of governing, is to make a good beginning. ~ Miguel de Cervantes (born 29 September 1547)
It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. ~ Miguel de Unamuno
I must speak the truth, and nothing but the truth. ~ Miguel de Cervantes
The truth is that my work — I was going to say my mission — is to shatter the faith of men here, there, and everywhere, faith in affirmation, faith in negation, and faith in abstention in faith, and this for the sake of faith in faith itself; it is to war against all those who submit, whether it be to Catholicism, or to rationalism, or to agnosticism; it is to make all men live the life of inquietude and passionate desire. ~ Miguel de Unamuno
At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. ~ Book of Daniel (Ch. 12), the first mention of Michael, for Michaelmas, 29 September.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
~ John of Patmos ~
~ The Book of Revelation ~
Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.
~ Miguel de Cervantes ~
There's not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.
~ Miguel de Cervantes ~
I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
~ Book of Daniel ~
Act so that in your own judgment and in the judgment of others you may merit eternity, act so that you may become irreplaceable, act so that you may not merit death. Or perhaps thus: Act as if you were to die tomorrow, but to die in order to survive and be eternalized. The end of morality is to give personal, human finality to the Universe; to discover the finality that belongs to it — if indeed it has any finality — and to discover it by acting.
~ Miguel de Unamuno ~
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.
~ Pope Leo XIII ~
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name, and as suppliants we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
~ Pope Leo XIII ~
The lives of all are in the hands of Him who knows best whether to preserve it or no, and to His will do I resign myself. My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied, and, if anything happens to me recollect death is a debt we must all pay, and whether now or in a few years hence can be but of little consequence.
~ Horatio Nelson ~
Man sees, hears, touches, tastes and smells that which it is necessary for him to see, hear, touch, taste and smell in order to preserve his life. The decay or loss of any of these senses increases the risks with which his life is environed, and if it increases them less in the state of society in which we are actually living, the reason is that some see, hear, touch, taste and smell for others. A blind man, by himself and without a guide, could not live long. Society is an additional sense; it is the true common sense.
~ Miguel de Unamuno ~
The measure may be thought bold, but I am of the opinion the boldest are the safest.
~ Horatio Nelson ~
Killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.
~ Miguel de Unamuno ~
Democracy means rule of the people, not rule of monarchs, not rule of the money, not rule of the mighty. Regardless of party, that means respecting free and fair electionsaccepting the outcome, win or lose. It means you can't love your country only when you win. Democracy means rejecting and repudiating political violence; regardless of party such violence is never, never, never acceptable in America. It's undemocratic and it must never be normalized to advance political power.
And democracy means respecting the institutions that govern a free society. That means adhering to the timeless words of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self evident" — a mission statement embodied in our constitution, our system of separation of powers and checks and balances. Our constitution — the bulwark to prevent the abuse of power — to ensure we the people move forward together under the law, rather than believing the only way is one way or no way at all.
But our institutions in our democracy are not just of government, the institutions of democracy depend on the constitution and our character — our character — and the habits of our hearts and our minds.
~ Joe Biden ~
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Stop quoting laws, we carry weapons! ~ Pompey (born September 29)

  • 3 because words can only go so far. Pompey says it brilliantly. Zarbon 06:02, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:38, 28 September 2008 (UTC) with a lean toward 3 or even 4.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 DanielTom (talk) 23:08, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Let none presume to tell me that the pen is preferable to the sword. ~ Miguel de Cervantes (born September 29)

  • 3 because the pen can write and yes, it has become powerful, but the sword remains powerful and will always remain powerful. Zarbon 17:23, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:38, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Consciousness is a disease. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

  • 3 because not seeing is sometimes better than seeing and to always be conscious destroys a person's moral standards, especially after witnessing what a person witnesses nowadays. Zarbon 16:05, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:38, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 DanielTom (talk) 23:08, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Everything vital is, not only irrational, but anti-rational, and everything rational is anti-vital. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

  • 3 because what is good for others, may not be good for you, and what is good for you, may most certainly not be good for others. Zarbon 16:05, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 21:38, 28 September 2008 (UTC) with a slight lean toward 3.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. ~ Horatio Nelson

  • 3 and leaning towards a 4. This is what I live for. This is another quote that defines me. Well said Mr. Nelson. Zarbon 05:05, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 21:38, 28 September 2008 (UTC) The false ideals of absolute obligation to obedience of any mortal's commands or demands, are always a part of the ideologies of slaves of true evil, even when those who would be obeyed are thought of as wise or well intentioned, whether simply by themselves or even by many others.
  • 2 InvisibleSun 21:47, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight above all. ~ Horatio Nelson

  • 3 Kalki 23:07, 28 September 2009 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.

First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can. ~ Horatio Nelson

  • 3 Kalki 23:07, 28 September 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 DanielTom (talk) 23:08, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

The moon, full-orbed, forsakes her watery cave,
And lifts her lovely head above the wave;
The snowy splendours of her modest ray
Stream over the glistening waves, and quivering play;
Around her, glittering on the heaven's arched brow,
Unnumbered stars, enclosed in azure, glow,
Thick as the dew-drops of the April dawn,
Or May-flowers crowding over the daisy lawn;
The canvas whitens in the silvery beam,
And with a mild pale-red the pendants gleam;
The masts' tall shadows tremble over the deep;
The peaceful winds a holy silence keep.
~ William Julius Mickle

More people worship the rising than the setting sun.
~ Pompey ~