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Quotes of the Day for 3 April 2001 – Letters

It was on this day in 1860 that the Pony Express opened for business, carrying a half ounce between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California for five dollars. In honor of the event, here are some thoughts on Letters.

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The quotes:

I have made this a rather long letter because I haven't had time to make it shorter.
     - Blaise Pascal

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
     - John Donne

Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head.
     - Albert Einstein

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
     - Jacques Barzun, God's Country and Mine, 1954

I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it.
     - Mark Twain

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