Quotes of the Day for 9 January 2001 – Bridges
Joseph B. Strauss, builder of the Golden Gate Bridge, was born on this day in 1870. I've chosen some (mostly) lighthearted quotes on Bridges to mark the occasion.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
- Nikita Khrushchev
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
I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.
- Will Rogers
Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.
- William Buckley
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