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Quotes of the Day for 7 September 2000 – Water Power

Boulder Dam, originally and subsequently named Hoover Dam, generated its first electricity on this day in 1936. An unprecedented quantity of concrete had been poured to change the course of the waters of the Colorado River.

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The quotes:

Once upon a time my opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
     - Herbert Hoover

Let the past drift away with the water.
     - Japanese proverb

Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down.
     - Heraclitus of Ephesus

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
     - Alan Alexander Milne


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