Sunday, 01 January 2012

Quote of the Day for 2012-01-01

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial. 
        -- Richard Ben Sapir, novelist (1936-1987)

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Quote of the Day for 2011-12-31

Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books! 
        -- Charles de Montesquieu, philosopher and writer (1689-1755)

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Saturday, 01 January 2011

Quote of the Day for 2011-01-01

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no  particular use to anybody 
save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and  friendly calls and humbug 
        -- Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Quote of the Day for 2010-08-15

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we
shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to
life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we
step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a
nation, long supressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn
moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of Inida and her people
and to the still larger cause of humanity.
                -- Jawaharlal Nehru, "Tryst with Destiny"
                   Independence Day Speech, 15th August 1947

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Monday, 09 August 2010

Quote of the Day for 2010-08-09

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through
the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may
have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to
choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's
own way. 
        -- Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust
           survivor (1905-1997)

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