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December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2003
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong. I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have, but conceal them like a vice lest they spoil the lives of better and simpler people. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • selected by Kalki
2004
Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • selected by Kalki
2005
We take men for what they are worth — and that is why we hate the government of man by man, and that we work with all our might — perhaps not strong enough — to put an end to it. ~ Peter Kropotkin (born 9 December 1842)
  • proposed by Kalki
2006
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties. ~ John Milton (born 9 December 1608)
  • proposed by UDScott
2007
Man is appealed to to be guided in his acts, not merely by love, which is always personal, or at the best tribal, but by the perception of his oneness with each human being. In the practice of mutual aid, which we can retrace to the earliest beginnings of evolution, we thus find the positive and undoubted origin of our ethical conceptions; and we can affirm that in the ethical progress of man, mutual support not mutual struggle — has had the leading part. ~ Peter Kropotkin
  • proposed by InvisibleSun
2008
A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things. ~ Grace Hopper
  • proposed by Zarbon
2009
A different conception of society, very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. ... Acknowledging, as a fact, the equal rights of all its members to the treasures accumulated in the past ... it seeks to establish a certain harmonious compatibility in its midst — not by subjecting all its members to an authority that is fictitiously supposed to represent society, not by trying to establish uniformity, but by urging all men to develop free initiative, free action, free association. ~ Peter Kropotkin
  • proposed by Kalki
2010 
Rank or add further suggestions…

Quotes by people born this day, already used as QOTD:

  • The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. ~ John Milton
  • As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. ~ John Milton in Areopagitica
  • One single war — we all know — may be productive of more evil, immediate and subsequent, than hundreds of years of the unchecked action of the mutual-aid principle may be productive of good. ~ Peter Kropotkin

Ranking system:

4 : Excellent - should definitely be used.
3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


Suggestions

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A
They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ~ Y-M-C-A, The Village People in honor of the first YMCA established in North America, this day on 1851

  • 2 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 2 ~ Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 0 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 0 Lyle 21:35, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 InvisibleSun 23:14, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment is this so much of the song that there is a potential copyvio issue? Matchups 15:34, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

When we ask for the abolition of the State and its organs we are always told that we dream of a society composed of men better than they are in reality. But no; a thousand times, no. All we ask is that men should not be made worse than they are, by such institutions! ~ Peter Kropotkin (born December 9, 1842)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Matchups 15:34, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

With thee conversing I forget all time,
All seasons, and their change; all please alike.
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds.
~ John Milton (born December 9, 1608)

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Freely we serve,
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.
~ John Milton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 21:35, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Accuse not Nature: she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine.
~ John Milton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC) with a lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Lyle 21:35, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise
(That last infirmity of noble mind)
To scorn delights, and live laborious days;
But the fair guerdon when we hope to find,
And think to burst out into sudden blaze,
Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorrèd shears,
And slits the thin-spun life.
~ John Milton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lillies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
Listen for dear honor's sake,
Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save.
~ John Milton

  • 3 InvisibleSun 05:51, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 19:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 16:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

For never can true reconcilement grow, Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep. ~ John Milton

  • 3 Zarbon 06:28, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 00:20, 8 December 2008 (UTC) I might rank this higher if extended for more context, or trimmed of its initial "For".
  • 2 Antiquary 21:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 InvisibleSun 23:14, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


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