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The hasty multitude
Admiring entered, and the work some praise,
And some the architect: his hand was known
In heaven by many a towered structure high,
Where sceptred angels held their residence,
And sat as princes.

John Milton (1608–1674), Paradise Lost (1667), Book I.
HELP:PH=Help:Page history could be a good alternative linking for WP:SIGNATURE, which has been used on the last part of the third line: "his hand was known". –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:58, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/June 3, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:58, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli
("According to the capabilities of the reader, books have their destiny")

Terentianus Maurus, De Litteris, De Syllabis, De Metris, 1:1286. Umberto Eco's interpretation, in The Name of the Rose, “books share their fates with their readers”, is also good. It is also partially quoted as "Habent sua fata libelli" ("Books have their destiny"). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:55, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/June 2, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:55, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

When we mean to build,
We first survey the plot, then draw the model;
And when we see the figure of the house,
Then must we rate the cost of the erection.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Henry IV, Part 2, Act I, Scene III (1600). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:22, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/June 1, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:52, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.

Samwise Gamgee quoting Hamfast "Gaffer" Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (J. R. R. Tolkien, 1954). benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 31, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:49, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

A town just ran over him. I shouldn't think he's very well....

Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines (2001). benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 30, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:36, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxembourg (1871–1919). benzband (talk) 13:34, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 29, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:31, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Give a good deed the credit of a good motive; and give an evil deed the benefit of the doubt.

James Brander Matthews (1852–1929). benzband (talk) 13:34, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 28, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.

P. G. Wodehouse, Summer Moonshine (1937). benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 27, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!

Kobayashi Issa (1763–1828). benzband (talk) 13:34, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 26, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:02, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Buckle Your Pants!

From BattleBlock Theater End Sequence. Basically, Add an Edit Summary! TitusFox'Tribs 16:21, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 25, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:59, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.

From Middlemarch, George Eliot, 1819-1880. Novickas (talk) 14:58, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Typo? 'and leave a only a margin' should be 'and leave only a margin'? Slowlate (talk) 18:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, a typo, fixed, thank you. Since it seems that the MOTD is often (or always?) linked to a WP essay (today's, for example, goes to WP:Pledges), this one could be linked to Wikipedia:EGO, which is a redirect to WP:Wikipedia is not about winning. Novickas (talk) 21:02, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
I was thinking in lines of WP:POV underlying the 'self', but I am not sure if there is some Wikipedia essay about something like spin-doctoring to underlie the 'tiny speck' (thought I had scanned one, but do not remember). Also the combination might actually be more confusing than expressing something consistent. Slowlate (talk) 19:33, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
Are you thinking of WP:DUE? benzband (talk) 20:08, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes that was it. But I would never have found it again. Thanks. Slowlate (talk) 19:08, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
I would personally like to thank you, Novickas and Slowlate, for participating. We [at MotD] hope to see you [both] around here again soon! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:01, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
That was most kind of you. Novickas (talk) 22:31, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:56, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.

Edit 1 (as per above discussion, or something like). Also, it might be divided into two parts, with a different motto for each of the two sentences. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:01, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Support Quite a lot that fits. I am using the MotD as a kind of manual (for a beginner), so do not expect to much expertise from me. But I will try to contribute as time and knowledge allows. Please do not hesitate to criticize my proposals. I like to learn (usually). Slowlate (talk) 19:08, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - benzband (talk) 13:34, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 24, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:56, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

I wish I knew how to quit you.

Brokeback Mountain (2005). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:29, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 23, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust (1871—1922). benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 22, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:47, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Effort Achieves

Hazelwick School Motto. TitusFox'Tribs 06:23, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 21, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:45, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.

Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey. /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Strong Support! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:53, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I like it too, although for the record a similar motto was previously used for August 27, 2012 (see nomination). benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Damn, whenever I don't check if a motto has already been used, it has. If that's a problem, I can withdraw the nom. /~huesatlum/ 02:35, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Bud (talk) 02:14, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 20, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed). Plus added to Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Frequently used ideas. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:42, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

gutta cavat lapidem [non vi sed saepe cadendo]
("a water drop hollows a stone [not by force, but by falling often]")

Main phrase is from Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto IV, 10, 5; expanded in the Middle Ages. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support either /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 19, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:35, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

gutta cavat lapidem
("a water drop hollows a stone")

Edit 1, first part only. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:35, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Ay, every inch a king.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), King Lear, Act IV, Scene VI (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:49, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 18, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:32, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

No wire hangers, ever!

Mommie Dearest, a 1981 biographical drama film about Joan Crawford, starring Faye Dunaway, based on the memoir and exposé written by Crawford's daughter, Christina. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:33, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 11, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:28, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Sed terrae graviora manent
("But on earth, worse things await")

Virgil, Aeneid 6:84. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 16, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:24, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

A combination and a form indeed
Where every god did seem to set his seal
To give the world assurance of a man.

Look here upon this picture and on this,
The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.
See, what a grace was seated on this brow?
Hyperion’s curls, the front of Jove himself,
An eye like Mars to threaten and command,
A station like the herald Mercury
New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill—
A combination and a form indeed
Where every god did seem to set his seal
To give the world assurance of a man.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:40, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 15, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:23, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

I used to hate the water. — I can't imagine why.

Jaws (1975). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:17, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 14, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:20, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit
("Conquered Greece in turn defeated its savage conqueror")

Horace, Epistles 2.1. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:24, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 13, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:18, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

I see dead people.

The Sixth Sense (1999). WP:VDA runs fine, but WP:DEADEND is also fine. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - benzband (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Love it. --Bud (talk) 02:16, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 12, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:16, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Gloria invidiam vicisti
("By your fame you have conquered envy")

Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC – c. 35 BC), Bellum Jugurthum ("Jugurthine War") 10:2. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:09, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 11, 2014 → [moved to] Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 17, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:14, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Mislike me not for my complexion,
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun,
To whom I am a neighbor, and near bred.
Bring me the fairest creature northward born,
Where Phoebus' fire scarce thaws the icicles,
And let us make incision for your love,
To prove whose blood is reddest, his or mine.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Scene II (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 10, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Gaudeamus igitur / Juvenes dum sumus
("Let us then rejoice / While we are young")

First line of a famous academic anthem used, among others, in Academic Festival Overture ("[Akademische Festouvertüre] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)"), Op. 80 (1880) by Johannes Brahms, and The Student Prince (1925) by Sigmund Romberg (music) and Dorothy Donnelly (lyrics), about "de brevitate vitae" ("on the shortness of life"). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:55, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 9, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:09, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Forward and frolic glee was there,
The will to do, the soul to dare,
The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire,
Of hasty love or headlong ire.

On his bold visage middle age
Had slightly pressed its signet sage,
Yet had not quenched the open truth
And fiery vehemence of youth;
Forward and frolic glee was there,
The will to do, the soul to dare,
The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire,
Of hasty love or headlong ire.

Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Canto I, stanza 21. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:29, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 8, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:06, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Attica! Attica!

Dog Day Afternoon (1975). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 7, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:03, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit
("Perhaps even these things will be good to remember one day")

Virgil's Aeneid, book I, line 203. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 6, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:09, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

HORATIO. I saw him once: he was a goodly king.
HAMLET. He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Hamlet, Act I, Scene II (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 5, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:08, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Here's looking at you, kid.

Casablanca (1942). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:13, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 4, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:06, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Incens'd with indignation Satan stood
Unterrify'd, and like a comet burn'd
That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge
In th' arctic sky, and from his horrid hair
Shakes pestilence and war.

John Milton (1608–1674), Paradise Lost, Book II (1667). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:12, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support μTalk 09:28, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 3, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:03, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Last night I saw a flying object that couldn't have possibly been from this planet…But I can't say a word! I'm muzzled by army brass!

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:35, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support μTalk 09:26, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support /~huesatlum/ 23:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 2, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:01, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Formosam resonare doces Amaryllida silvas
("Teach the woods to re-echo “fair Amaryllis”")

Virgil (15 October 70 BC – 21 September 19 BC), Eclogues 1:5. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:11, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/May 1, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:26, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Who the silent man can prize,
If a fool he be or wise?

  Who the silent man can prize,
  If a fool he be or wise?
  Yet, though lonely seem the wood,
  Therein may lurk the beast of blood;
  Often bashful looks conceal
  Tongue of fire and heart of steel;
  And deem not thou in forest gray,
  Every dappled skin thy prey,
  Lest thou rouse, with luckless spear,
  The tiger for the fallow-deer!

Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 – 3 April 1826), "The Gulistan". –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:44, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 30, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:24, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

"What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?" – "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
"The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." – "I was misinformed."

Casablanca (1942):

"I've often speculated why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Did you run off with a senator's wife? I like to think that you killed a man. It's the romantic in me." – "It's a combination of all three." – "What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?" – "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters." – "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." – "I was misinformed."

Wikipedia:Disinformation, which was a very short essay about the insertion of incorrect info into Wikipedia and now is a redirect to Wikipedia:Vandalism, could be an alternative. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:22, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 29, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:21, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I am told there are people who do not care for maps, and I find it hard to believe.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), "Essays on the Art of Writing". benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 28, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:20, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

It is the folly of too many, to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.

Jonathan Swift: "The Conduct of the Allies" (1711). benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 27, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:18, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm here tonight to tell you a very strange story — a story so strange that no one will believe it — but, ladies and gentlemen, seeing is believing.

Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) in King Kong (1933). benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 26, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

You won't find that island on any chart.

Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) in King Kong (1933). benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 25, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Finis coronat opus
("The end crowns the work")

Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18); (aka "the end justifies the means"). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:35, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 24, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Her pretty feet
Like snails did creep
A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep
Did soon draw in agen.

Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674), "Upon Her Feet". –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:23, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 23, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:11, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

Annie Hall (1977; scene on U2be). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 22, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:09, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Unfortunately I don't know who is the author. The internet suggests attribution to a Greg King, but if so then which? benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for looking into this! I guess I'll go with Greg King since it most closely matches the links I used. benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:07, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Don't argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Edit 1. benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved Edit 1 for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 21, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:07, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard Feynman (1918–1988). benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 20, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:04, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I can tell you this, we're not going to get anywhere unless we do it together.

Michael Gallagher (Gerard McSorley) in Omagh (2004). benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 19, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:03, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

I can tell you this, we're not going to get anywhere unless we do it together.

Edit 1. benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:03, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900). benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of Edit 2) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:01, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

Edit 1. benzband (talk) 00:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of Edit 2) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:01, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

Edit 2 (my attempt...). Wikipedia:Notifications/Thanks should be a (good) alternative (link) for the second link (WP:LOVE). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:38, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Support - This is much better! benzband (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

  Approved Edit 2 for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 18, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:01, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Fiat justitia ruat caelum
("Let justice be done though the heavens fall")

Attributed to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus (c. 100 BC – 43 BC). A later derivative and motto of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor is: Fiat justitia et pereat mundus ("Let justice be done, though the world shall perish"). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:39, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 17, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 06:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap
In imperceptible water.

"Miss Kilmansegg And Her Precious Leg" by Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 – 3 May 1845). Eventually, we could use something with Wikipedia:Cleanup. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:56, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 16, 2014 (emergency; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 06:57, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie.

Frenzy (1972). Well, it is not the same tie, but it might work (also Wikipedia:TIE). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:38, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 15, 2014 (emergency care; 2 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Festina lente
("Make haste slowly")

Motto of Augustus Caesar (23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:29, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 14, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:40, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:21, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 13, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:38, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams (1989). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:59, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 12, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:37, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
("Men readily believe what they want to believe")

Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 3:18. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:12, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 11, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Were't not for laughing, I should pity him.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Henry IV, Part 1 (1598), Act II, Scene II. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:59, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 10, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989). It can also be interpreted as a new article, but I prefer this version. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:46, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 9, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:32, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas
("Happy is he who can discover the causes of things")

Virgil, Georgics 2:490. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:55, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 8, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:30, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

The glass of fashion, and the mould of form,
The observed of all observers!

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act III, Scene I (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:43, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 7, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:28, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

We all go a little mad sometimes…. Haven't you?

Psycho (1960). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:24, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 6, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:26, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

To cause suffering is to accept and revel in the imperfections of the world

Unknown origin. Dali Lama? NCoppedge (talk) 00:36, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your nomination, Nathan? It needs link(s) to the project namespace. Please, see 'edit 1, which I've slightly modified, and other nominations below. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:07, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:24, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

To cause harm to other living beings is to accept and revel in the imperfections of the world

Edit 1. Hyper-Cubism and Intellectual Avant-Garde: The Buddha Who Was Not the Buddha, Nathan Coppedge, 24 November 2012. Originally posted by NCoppedge (talk) 00:36, 25 January 2014 (UTC). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:54, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved (Edit 1) for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 5, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:24, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you’re interrupting.

Mark Twain (1835–1910). benzband (talk) 19:11, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 4, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:20, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Who ordered that?

Isidor Rabi (1898–1988). benzband (talk) 19:11, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 3, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you're very smart. Shut up.

The Princess Bride (1987). benzband (talk) 19:11, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 2, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:16, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

He who breathes deepest lives most.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861). benzband (talk) 19:11, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/April 1, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:14, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Fas est et ab hoste doceri
("It is lawful to be taught even by an enemy")

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), Metamorphoses 4:428. Alternative links: WP:HTBC, WP:MISTAKES, Wikipedia:ERRORS, and User:Fred Bauder/Error management, . –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:45, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 31, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:12, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thin, airy shoals of visionary ghosts.

Homer, Odyssey. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:17, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 30, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:11, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:12, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 29, 2014 (emergency care; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:09, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

Steven Wright (1955–). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 07:50, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Neutral -smtchahaltalk 10:04, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - weak second link but humour makes up for it. Jr8825Talk 11:25, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 28, 2014 (emergency care; 3 supporters, 1 neutral, and 0 opposers) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:07, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

When now, unsparing as the scourge of war,
Blast follow blasts and groves dismantled roar;
Around their home the storm-pinched cattle lows,
No nourishment in frozen pasture grows.

The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem, "Winter" by Robert Bloomfield (3 December 1766 – 19 August 1823). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:38, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 27, 2014 (emergency care; 3 supporters, 1 neutral, and 0 opposers) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:04, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Old, but I'm not that old. Young, but I'm not that bold.

Counting Stars. --buffbills7701 01:26, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 26, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:03, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Throw that junk.

Citizen Kane (1941). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 25, 2014 (per consensus; 3.5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:26, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 24, 2014 (per consensus; 3.5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:23, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Abigail Van Buren (1918–2013). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Support (both versions) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, but maybe we can use WP:BLOCKED as an alternative for the second link. -smtchahaltalk 10:04, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I personally prefer WP:PETARD over WP:BLOCKED as it's more light-hearted, but I'm fine with either. Jr8825Talk 11:23, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 23, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:21, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Edit 1 per Smtchahal & Jr8825; (using WP:BLOCKED instead of WP:PETARD for the last link). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:23, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Support (both versions) smtchahaltalk 09:10, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:21, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

T'is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

I've forgotten where this is from. Difficultly north (talk) - Simply south alt. 11:49, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 22, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:18, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Laozi (fl. 6th century BC), see wiktionary. benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 21, 2014 (per consensus; 4.5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:14, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Edit 1 with WP:BB (insetad of WP:HEP) for the second and last link; per Jr8825. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:12, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

  Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:14, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Factum fieri infectum non potest
("It is impossible for a deed to be undone")

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer; 195/185–159 BC), Phormio (161 BC) V/VII:XLV. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 14 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 20, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:52, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Infinite riches in a little room.

Christopher Marlowe (February 1564 – 30 May 1593), The Jew of Malta (c. 1589), Act I. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:18, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 19, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:48, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams (1952–2001). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 18, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:46, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.

Wilson Mizner (1876–1933). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 17, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov (1920–1992). benzband (talk) 18:36, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 16, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:42, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Exegi monumentum aere perennius
("I have reared a monument more enduring than bronze")

Horace, Carmina III:X:I. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 12:02, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 15, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:48, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Facilius est multa facere quam diu
("It is easier to do many things, than one thing consecutively")

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus; c. 35 – c. 100), Institutio Oratoria 1/12:7 (95 CE). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:47, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 14, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:20, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh-oh-oh, sweet mystery of life — at last I found you!

Young Frankenstein (1974). WP:WMF is an alternative. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:18, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 13, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:18, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Cruel as Death, and hungry as the Grave!

James Thomson (1700–1748), The Seasons: Winter (1726). WP:SPEEDY could be an alternative for the second link. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:07, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 12, 2014 (per consensus; 3.5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:17, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Et ad huc sub iudice lis est
("It is still before the court")

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace; 8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), Ars Poetica, 1:78. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Support - benzband (talk) 20:36, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose - no real message or humour. Jr8825Talk 12:02, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

  Reopened (not enough discussion) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:36, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

  Declined (no consensus) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:15, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452—1519, Old Style). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 11, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:13, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Life is "trying things to see if they work".

Ray Bradbury (1920—2012). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 10, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:07, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

William Shakespeare, Othello (1603). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 9, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:04, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The only thing that has to be finished by next Friday is next Tuesday.

Maureen Potter (1925—2004). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 8, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:01, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Jonathan Swift (1667—1745). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 09:16, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support smtchahaltalk 07:01, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - could imply that your contributions aren't appreciated. Jr8825Talk 12:06, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 7, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:59, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.

Ronald Firbank (1886—1926). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 6, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:57, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling underneath.

Michael Caine (1933—). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 5, 2014 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:56, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The pen is mightier than the sword

It has been a while. Simply south...... disorganising disorganisation for just 7 years 21:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 4, 2014 (per consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:43, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). –pjoef (talkcontribs)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/March 3, 2014 (per consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:42, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Robert Bloch (1917—1994). benzband (talk) 14:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/January 27, 2014 (per consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:40, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Special nominations

And I would do anything for love, I'd run right into hell and back

For Valentine's Day. buffbills7701 14:31, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

  Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/February 14, 2014 (per bland consensus; 3 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:39, 21 January 2014 (UTC)