Thoughts for the Day

Today is Saturday, May 26, 2018.

That means that today is day number 147 of the year or 218 days before the end of the year.


Today's Wise Thought From a Famous Person is:
(Number 205 out of 514)

“It is important to recognize that science is not merely technology. A society does not have science simply because it can build sailing ships, smelt iron, or eat off porcelain dishes. Science is a method utilized in organized efforts to formulate explanations of nature, always subject to modifications and corrections through systematic observations.”
—Rodney Stark (Sociologist of Religion)


Today's Quotation Without Comment is:
(Number 132 out of 331)

“It is a well-known fact that all religions had a messenger for the communication of God and men. In Christianity, for instance, we see the Holy Sheep or angels effecting the connection between the celestial world and the lower world, and we also see other messengers transmitting the Christian doctrine.”
—Nozaki Kiyoshi 1961 Kitsuné.


Today's Made-Up Proverb is:
(Number 93 out of 233)

“Innovation isn’t good for much unless it makes something better.”
— Anonymous Maxim-Maker


Today's Provocative International Factoid is:
(Number 188 out of 471)

In Saudi Arabia it is illegal to play music in public.


Today's Provocative U.S. Factoid is:
(Number 215 out of 538)

In 1916 Republican Charles Evans Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court to run for President against Woodrow Wilson, the incumbent Democrat. Hughes lost.


Today's Pretentiously Literate Foreign-Language Quote is:
(Number 74 out of 186)

“L’esclave n’a qu’un maître; l’ambitieux en a autant qu’il y a de gens utiles à sa fortune.”
[The slave has but one master, the man of ambition as many as there are people of use to him.]
—Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696)


Today's Folksy But Profound Chinese Proverb is:
(Number 57 out of 143)

瓜无滚圆,人无十全。
(Guā wú gǔn yuán, rén wú shí quán.)
"No melon is an exact sphere, nor any person perfect."


Today's Factoid or Quote From or About President Trump is:
(Number 54 out of 135)

“… we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission.”
—Donald Trump (speech to the UN General Assembly, 170919)


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