Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Schedule/Archive 2008

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2008[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

03-01 Rated PG-13 for language, violence, and sexual content.
03-02 Invincible? Oh, really?
03-03 Suddenly, out of the darkness, a ghost appeared
03-04 It's the calm after the storm
03-05 It takes a thief for you to lock the door
03-06 Don't dispose of your stubs, make them bigger.
03-07 To get the goal, first you need a ball.
03-08 Up, up, and away!
03-09 No guts, no glory.
03-10 Head On, apply directly to the forehead.
03-11 We have all got something to sing about
03-12 Please leave your O.R. at the front door.
03-13 It's not about you, it's about us.
03-14 There are no bad guys, only good guys who are in disguise.
03-15 C: DOS, C: DOS RUN, RUN DOS RUN!
03-16 Your encyclopedia needs you!
03-17 The strategy is working perfectly, My Lord.
The Jedi and their forces have stretched thin
into the Outer Rim worlds in a vain attempt
to contain our new offensives.
03-18 He who angers you, owns you.
03-19 How do you describe an edit war over a fencing jacket? Lamé.
03-20 Absit iniuria verbis.
03-21 Do write what is right but... know how to write right.
03-22 Who?
03-23 No pretzel for you
03-24 Here we observe the Wikipedian in its natural habitat, doing what it does best.
03-25 Water, water everywhere / Nor any drop to drink
03-26 C://fatal error...not!
03-27 It's our problem-free
philosophy…
Hakuna Matata!

03-28



03-29 Don't cut wikipedia with a pair of censors
03-30 Coming soon to a theatre near you!
03-31 Ice Age 2 : The Meltdown

April[edit]

04-01 Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get run over by a car.
04-02 When you see Wikipedia being surrounded by armies, its desolation is near…NOT!
04-03 What goes up, must come down.
04-04 Going equipped
04-05 He shoots, he scores!
04-06 An island in the vacant, yet massive ocean
04-07 A contributor is worth a thousand vandals.
04-08 It only takes one lightning strike to get you
04-09 Wikipedia is not a democracy, right?
04-10 You drink, you drive, you lose.
04-11 Liar, liar, pants on fire
04-12 In order to write that which is great, you must first write that which is small.
04-13 We can edit for two months on a good compliment.
04-14 We must all learn to live together as brothers. Or we will all perish together as fools.
04-15 Consensus: Yes. Democracy: No.
04-16 WARNING: Side effects include insomnia, dizziness, seizures, and vomiting.
04-17 If there's a will, there's a way.
04-18 It's fun to stay at that W.I.K.I.!
04-19 Twinkle, twinkle little star,
how I wonder what you are.

04-20 Welcome to the United Brains of Wikipedia!
04-21 Don't overflow, you've still got a long way to go
04-22 Stay alert, stay alive!
04-23 Reap what you sow.
04-24 Be cool, not lame.
04-25 You put your right foot in
You put your right foot out
You put your right foot in and you shake it all about
04-26 Vandal, the end is nigh
04-27 Wikipedia: The website that never sleeps
04-28 Randomness galore!
04-29 Please don't talk when I'm talking.
04-30 They see me mowin' my front lawn

May[edit]

05-01 You can't read just one!
05-02 People First, Editors Second
05-03 You are only delaying the inevitable. (Apocalypse)
05-04 We got killers and thrillers, but most of all, we got pillars
05-05 Wikipedia, the Bane of Ignorance!
05-06 You are never too old to act like a kid and play around.
05-07 Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
05-08 Vandals will be shot, sockpuppets will be shot again.
05-09 Wikipedia: The Encyclopedia that love built.
05-10 Very nice, how much?
05-11 Watch your mouth.
05-12 Don't cha wish your 'Pedia was free like me?
05-13 If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.
05-14 He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
05-15 We learn not at school but in life.
05-16 Failure is an option, only when you let it be one.
05-17 To err is human.
05-18 It's easier to imagine taking one million steps in a single second, than to actually perform a single step.
05-19 Welcome to the club. No membership card required.
05-20 Let's rock and roll!
05-21 Citations are not always required. [Citation needed]
05-22 Fie, fie, you counterfeit, you puppet, you!
05-23 You get a star, you get a star, you get a star!
05-24 There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
05-25 Neither will alone... nor strength alone.
05-26 'Cause, a hero, is a hero, is a hero.
05-27 Community of Wikipedia
Population: 4,627,412
Renowned by its liability and freedom to edit
05-28 There's some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Master Card.
05-29 Paper will rot. Wikipedia articles won't.
05-30 Wikipedia is a process, not an answer
05-31 This is the WPPD! We have you surrounded! Put your weapons down and surrender!

June[edit]

06-01 Wikipedia, like never before!
06-02 The most terrible poverty is loneliness.
06-03 Can I edit now? Now? How about now?
06-04 Nobody expects the Spanish Inquistion!
06-05 Before you say anything, just remember that one of those newbies may well end up running this joint.
06-06 The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. There are Ministry of Magic employees, too.
06-07 Big and BOLD, silent like mold, ain't worth its weight in gold.
06-08 The Facts, Unvarnished.
06-09 Keep Moving Forward.
06-10 If Wikipedia has a lot of errors, so does every book I've read.
06-11 Yo encyclopedia's so fat, when I tried to find its weight, the scale said TO BE CONTINUED!
06-12 On to the Reichstag! Bring the tanks!
06-13 We-keep-edia
06-14 And then He said, "Let there be light!"
06-15 NEVER GIVE UP THE GOOD FIGHT!!!
06-16 If you make a big oops, we'll fix it.
06-17 The bees have always been our friends.
06-18 It only takes a short breath of hot air to light the flames.
06-19 You've gotta know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em.
06-20 Don't worry. There's still time.
06-21 You really can't resist the urge, can you? DO NOT press the BIG RED BUTTON!
06-22 We will, we will beat you
06-23 Ketchup, Catsup. Ketchup, Catsup
06-24 Unless we change our direction, we will end up where we are heading.
06-25 Who dares, wins
06-26 Everyone who isn't against you is for you
06-27 Wikipedia: the quest for knowledge
06-28 This is 10% luck, 20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure, 50% pain
and 100% reason to remember the name.
06-29 We shall defend our Island,
whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender
06-30 To whom much is given, much is expected.

July[edit]

07-01 Because you're worth it
07-02 Curiosity killed the cat
07-03 One editor can make a difference. Join Wikipedia today.
07-04 You can be a freenoder and an uploader, just don't be a freeloader!
07-05 Great minds think alike
07-06 Who, what, when, where and why?
07-07 This is a red link, but what can you do about it?
07-08 Wikipedia: Bringing democracy to knowledge
07-09 Hammer time!
07-10 On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree!
07-11 Don't Panic, we're getting there.
07-12 From one, learn all
07-13 Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen
07-14 Not your average encyclopedia.
07-15 Me fail worthiness? That's unpossible!
07-16 Don't you "huh" me! Nah, feel free to!
07-17 To eat the fruit, you must climb the tree.
07-18 Wikipedia, Wikipedia, its a hell of a town. The pages are up and the vandals are down.
07-19 Watch a seed turn into a tree.
07-20 A few drops add a little flavor. A lot of drops add a lot of life
07-21 Through the fire and the flames we carry on!
07-22 The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.
07-23 Is it in you?
07-24 A Editor's a Editor, no matter how small.
07-25 Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
07-26 All roads lead to Rome
07-27 You've gotta know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em.
07-28 Everything that is hard to attain is easily assailed by the generality of men.
07-29 Where amazing happens.
07-30 Take an inch and you have a mile.
07-31 Help make Wikipedia perfecvt perfect.

August[edit]

08-01 Plant a seed and let it grow until it flowers. Soon its fruit will be ready to be picked.
08-02 This article is too short! Dip it in acid!
08-03 Remember kids: do not fight the bullies. If they hurt you, just tell a grown-up.
08-04 Everybody makes mistakes. That's why they put erasers on pencils.
08-05 Bang! and the dirt is gone.
08-06 Love is a battlefield but Wikipedia is not.
08-07 They say making your first Featured article is always the hardest.
08-08 F is for friends who do stuff together
U is for U and me
N is for anywhere, anytime at all
Down here in the deep blue sea.
08-09 Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.
08-10 Be the change you wish to see in the world.
08-11 Mr. Sun came up and he smiled at me
He said, "It's gonna be a good one, just wait and see."
08-12 All we have are Words, and each other.
08-13 Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
08-14 Anyone can be one in a million, but only Wikipedians can be 1 in 22,853,819
08-15 The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow bricks.
08-16 Let's gather 'round the campfire and sing our campfire song.
The C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song.
08-17 The best things in life are free!
08-18 The best time to plant a tree was 8 years ago. The second best time is now.
08-19 When I write songs, The music comes first. Lyrics are second.
08-20 Always assume good faith, and make it easy for others to do the same.
08-21 This time, the mean girls get stung
08-22 A good beginning is half the battle.
08-23 All roads lead to Rome
08-24 When you're here, you're Family
08-25 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
08-26 The Crazy Kingdom of Jimmy Wales (June 1, 2006)
08-27 (Reverted edits by 192.168.0.1 to last version by 127.0.0.1) (June 3, 2006)
08-28 Be bold. Behold! (June 7, 2006)
08-29 {{sofixit}} (June 15, 2006)
08-30 This encyclopedia is a stub. You can help by expanding it. (June 18, 2006)
08-31 Motto of the day needs your help! Please come nominate a new motto, or comment on previous nominations. No experience needed!

September[edit]

09-01 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
09-02 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
09-03 We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
09-04 Defend our turf after suitable diplomacy with the enemy
09-05 A person's a person, no matter how small.
09-06 To be is to be perceived
09-07 If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?
09-08 POP! goes Perfection!
09-09 What goes around, comes around.
09-10 Many trolls live under bridges, but not everyone that lives under a bridge is a troll.
09-11 Remember the Titans
09-12 Everything worth doing is worth doing well
09-13 There is no such thing as a Civil War
09-14 Why So Serious?
09-15 A Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Activity
09-16 No matter how big you become, never forget the little guy.
09-17 I kissed a girl, and they liked it.
09-18 That's what you get, when you let your heart win.
09-19 Things aren't always what they seem.
09-20 With a click or another, you will soon discover!
09-21 A picture is worth a thousand words; a citation is worth a thousand more.
09-22 Never gonna let you up, never gonna put you down.
09-23 Wikipedia, the gateway to knowledge.
09-24 E=MC2
09-25 Slump? I ain't in no slump! I just ain't hitting.
09-26 Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
09-27 One man's trash is another man's treasure.
09-28 Edit, edit, to the limit, limit
09-29 Work it, make it, do it, makes us
Harder, better, faster, stronger.
09-30 I have a dream that you can edit!

October[edit]

10-01 All great truths begin as blasphemies.
10-02 Fools and bairns should never see half-done work
10-03 Change we can believe in
10-04 Dare to be stupid!
10-05 Wikipedia, where Verifiability meets Freedom
10-06 "I'm looking for a great warrior."
"Oh! Great warrior! Wars not make one great."
10-07 You've Come a Long Way, Baby
10-08 Come listen to my story about a man named Jed.
10-09 The hitman, the target, the payment.
10-10 One step at a time, there's no need to rush.
10-11 When on Wikipedia, do as Wikipedians do
10-12 Half empty? Half full? Maybe the glass needs more water.
10-13 One step at a time, who could suppose what together we'll find?
10-14 Fortune favours the brave
10-15 All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim.
10-16 It's the little things you do now, that make the difference later.
10-17 I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine.
10-18 It'll all get better in time.
10-19 Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
10-20 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
10-21 The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
10-22 Meet your neighbors
10-23 Knowledge is like manure. It's only good when it's spread.
10-24 Up, up, and away!
10-25 If there is fire, we will extinguish it.
10-26 From all according to their ability, to all according to their need.
10-27 There is no honour among thieves.
10-28 You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
10-29 The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.
10-30 It's the thought that counts
10-31 There's no such thing as ghosts

November[edit]

11-01 For those about to rock, we salute you.
11-02 Neccessity is the mother of invention
11-03 One for all, and all for one.
11-04 Making the world a better place, one article at a time.
11-05 A long life is not good enough, but a good life is long enough
11-06 Once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls
11-07 All you need is a Sharpie to get high.
11-08 A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor can a person be perfected without trials
11-09 Our garden needs to be kept cleaned and weeded
11-10 Step by step. Hand in hand.
11-11 C'mon now! Are you really going to let some silly trio of colored-lights tell you how to drive your car?
11-12 There is no such thing as darkness;
what seems so vast and overwhelming
is nothing more than the absence of light.
11-13 If ignorance isn't bliss...
11-14 Experienced Leadership, Bold Solutions
11-15 Wikipedia - smashing turtles, every day
11-16 You catch more bees with honey than with vinegar
11-17 Few Mistakes Fix Themselves

11-18


11-19 To be bold…or not to be bold?
11-20 We are family… I got all my sisters with me
11-21 If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.
11-22 Man made the edits; edits never made the man.
11-23 Improve the good or help remove the bad... either way, you're helping!
11-24 Something tells me I'm into something good
11-25 Yes, it does kill brain cells, but only the weak ones.
11-26 I am a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don’t want you tonight!
11-27 Recycling: Are you doing your bit?
11-28 I know this crush ain’t going away.
11-29 Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words, for they become your actions.
Watch your actions, for they become your habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
11-30 You do not fail through losing, you fail through giving up

December[edit]

12-01 And I just can't break myself no way
But I don't want to escape
I just can't stop.
12-02 It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
12-03 The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
12-04 You have the right to remain silent, but there’s still so much more to say!
12-05 And now for something completely different...
12-06 Help me if you can, I'm feeling down,
And I do appreciate you being round...
12-07 Once is naught, twice is one too many, thrice is a habit.
12-08 ...So whether it's creating an article, or making a minor edit, it just has to work.
12-09 I get by with a little help from my friends
12-10 You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
12-11 Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
12-12 I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me.
12-13 Look to the master
Follow the master
Walk with the master
Be the master
12-14 Thinking Ahead
12-15 We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now
12-16 A journey of a thousand li starts with a single step
12-17 In Soviet Wikipedia, you don't own article...
...Article own you!
12-18 An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
12-19 Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
12-20 If at first you don't succeed, try and try again
12-21 Only you can give them a chance to shine
12-22 Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel,
I made it out of clay,
and when it's dry and ready,
Oh Dreidel I shall play!
12-23 Shoot for the Moon - If you miss, you'll land among the Stars
12-24 Don't fear the reaper.
12-25 Be of good cheer, for the Edit is always here.
12-26 The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison
12-27 Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision
12-28 The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.
12-29 Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
12-30 Rules are made to be broken
12-31 Only shop because you have to, not because you want to