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Quotes of the Day for 9 October 2000 – Columbus Day

In most of the US, today is the observation of Columbus Day, and I've chosen quotes to match. For those in Canada celebrating Thanksgiving Day today, my prayer is that you are well and that good fortune should be yours - I'm certainly thankful that you subscribe to Quotes of the Day.

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The quotes:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
     - Carl Sagan

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
     - Henry David Thoreau

In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.
     - Mark Twain

What's my ROI on e-commerce? Are you crazy? This is Columbus in the New World. What was his ROI?
     - Andy Grove

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