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Quotes of the Day for 25 January 2001 – Distance

The width of the North American continent was once great, two events that occurred on this date have made it much smaller. On this date in 1915 Alexander Graham Bell placed the first telephone call spanning the continent, from New York to San Francisco. And on this date in 1959 American Airlines inaugurated scheduled service between New York and Los Angeles. Here are some quotes on Distance.

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The quotes:

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult.
     - Marquise du Deffand

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.
     - Robert Nathan

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
     - Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
     - Victor Borge


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