1. "Be the change you want to see in the world."
How? This might just mean, "It's up to you to change the world," (a questionable assumption), but this actually says to "be change." What the hell does that mean?
2. "The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way."
Leaving aside the fact that Henry Miller is a questionable authority on this subject, one might wonder what leadership would actually look like if the leader actually did nothing but "point the way."
3. "A leader is a dealer in hope."
Let's hope the CEO doesn't come in Monday morning with this one.
4. "To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult."
I could go on (and on and on).
I don't mean, of course, to impugn the authority of Napoleon, Gandhi, Nietzsche, or Miller (maybe Miller in this case). But I do think little micro-quotes from these thinkers are not simply poor substitutes for their writings, but distillations of those writings into near nothingness.
There are writers who are very aphoristic, but damn few of them. Most set their clever phrases within a much wider web of contemplation and argument. The person who mistakes one thing for the other is likely succumbing to the illusion that they are learning something.
Q: What the hell does that mean?
A: Objects and Methods evolve onto the onomatopoeiac holotrope. For example, holomorphic functions' identity of change: "I am that whose rate of change is myself", or more familiar: d/dt e^t gets e^t. Read YC Hacker News daily to know the fomenting currents of today's market transactions, so to effectively code what you are able; into what is desired and therefore become successful.
I have a similar app which if you want more quotes I've collected a few dozen, a JSON list of them available here http://quotaculous.appspot.com/a/quotaculous.json
I create the app http://quotaculous.appspot.com/ to be a screen in Safari top sites so whenever I create a new tab I will see it
old site: http://www.inspiremyday.com/
I'm actually thinking about opening up an API for other people to use to get a quote a day, but I'm not sure if there is a demand for that.
If it is a "quote a day" service I would expect to see just one quote.
Just one thing which may be a bit off-topic too. What if you receive a quote in the morning and you tend to not agree to it?
Perhaps you could add server-side validation for the signup if you're looking for ways to improve it?
They refer directly to "men", or "man", use masculine pronouns only, etc..
Do you need a different stream for women? Or even optionally tweak the gendered words on the fly?
I'm not sure if this was just a random sampling, but it really struck me, just scanning down the list on the front page....
"That's not how quotes work." - Mary Magdalene.
If I want to be inspired, I might not also want to simultaneously be reminded that, historically, a lot of folks didn't even really THINK that women might ALSO be doing historical stuff, because blah de blah blah.
So I wouldn't be opposed to tinkering with the quotes, as long as that weren't done invisibly.
The first thought that comes to mind is giving the option to flip all gendered quotes, none, or at random. If you flip the gendered words of a quote, also flip the gender of the person (Alberta Einstein?) so that we're not pretending Albert actually said that word-for-word.
Caveat: I've never subscribed to a quote-a-day thingy of any kind anyway (and have not subscribed to this one), so...
On a side note, Django made this incredibly easy!
2. the first (current?) quote, with slightly bigger text than the rest, or something else to set it apart
3. the sign up button
4. the rest of the quotes
5. footer, naturally ^^