[<< wikiquote] August 30
Quotes of the day from previous years:
2004
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
selected by Kalki2005
No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. ~ Mary Shelley (born 30 August 1797, and also relating to the recent landfall of Hurricane Katrina
proposed by Kalki2006
We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves — such a friend ought to be — do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.. ~ Mary Shelley (date of birth)
proposed by Kalki2007
Live, and be happy, and make others so. ~ Mary Shelley
proposed by Kalki2008
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett
proposed by Zarbon2009
The animals of the Burgess Shale are holy objects — in the unconventional sense that this word conveys in some cultures. We do not place them on pedestals and worship from afar. We climb mountains and dynamite hillsides to find them. We quarry them, split them, carve them, draw them, and dissect them, struggling to wrest their secrets. We vilify and curse them for their damnable intransigence. They are grubby little creatures of a sea floor 530 million years old, but we greet them with awe because they are the Old Ones, and they are trying to tell us something. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
proposed by 121a00122010
If you're in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. ~ Warren Buffett
proposed by Zarbon2011
The Muslim Anarchist Charter rejects absolutely:  all forms of violence and political coercion;  all forms of racism and prejudice, including Islamophobia, homophobia and neurelitism.  ~ Yakoub Islam ~
proposed by Kalki2012
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Rank or add further suggestions…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 ==
My mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose. So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein — more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. ~ Mary Shelley (date of birth)

3 Kalki 23:58, 29 August 2005 (UTC)
1 Zarbon 16:27, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
3 InvisibleSun 21:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2013 (UTC)Can you really explain to a fish what it's like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value. ~ Warren Buffett

2 Zarbon 22:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
2 Kalki 00:12, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
2 InvisibleSun 21:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2013 (UTC)All science is either physics or stamp collecting. ~ Ernest Rutherford (dob)

3 bystander (talk) 17:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 20:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
1 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2013 (UTC) I don't get it.An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid. ~ Ernest Rutherford (dob)

3 bystander (talk) 17:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
2 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 20:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC) with a lean toward 3.
2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2013 (UTC)All anyone needs to enjoy the state legislature is a strong stomach and a complete insensitivity to the needs of the people. As long as you don’t think about what that peculiar body should be doing and what it actually is doing to the quality of life in Texas, then it’s all marvelous fun. ~ Molly Ivins

2 bystander (talk) 17:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
2 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 20:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
2 //Gbern3 (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2013 (UTC)The  nucleus is very small compared to  the rest of the  atom. If an atom were the size of this cathedral, its nucleus would be the size of that mote of dust. ~ In commemoration of the 30 August 1871 birth of Ernest Rutherford, from the sixth episode of the science documentary television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014).

4 Pithy Francoln (talk) 16:36, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
1 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 21:48, 29 August 2017 (UTC) — I would prefer a quote by Rutherford to honor Rutherford — or even a quote specifically about him.3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 21:48, 29 August 2017 (UTC)3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 21:48, 29 August 2017 (UTC)3 ♞☤☮♌︎Kalki ⚚⚓︎⊙☳☶⚡ 21:48, 29 August 2017 (UTC)