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Quotes of the Day for 8 August 2000 – Train Robbery

With perfect timing, 12 masked men converged on a railroad switch near Cheddington, England to pull off the Great Train Robbery. They switched the signals and the Glasgow to London mail train stopped right in front of them. In 45 minutes they drove away with 2.6 million pounds in cash and valuables ($7,368,715) in 120 mail bags. After sorting and dividing the spoils, they tried to burn the hideout down, but the parts that didn't burn were full of fingerprints. Some comments on trains and robbery.

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The quotes:

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
     - Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
     - Friedrich von Schiller

Trains are wonderful.... To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.
     - Agatha Christie

Who stole the cork from my breakfast?
     - W. C. Fields


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