Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre who was born on this day in 1905.
I think my achievement also testifies to a simple but enduring truth: there is ultimately no substitute for good singing, honestly rendered. – Anne Murray who celebrates her 73rd birthday today.
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite. Charles Spurgeon who was born on this day in 1834.
How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. . . Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! We’re not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished. . . Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand – never this last without the other; such is the law. . . – George Mallory who was born on this day in 1886.
Anything can happen in a war. Slap in the middle of insanity, people pull out the most extraordinary resources – ingenuity, courage, self-sacrifice. Pity we can’t beat the problems of peace in the same way, isn’t it? It would be much cheaper. – James Robertson Justice who was born on this day in 1907.
Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. Harriet Beecher Stowe – who was born on this day in 1811.
Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away. ― Dorothy L. Sayers who was born on this day in 1893.