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Quotes of the Day for 4 May 2001 – Division

On this day in 1493 Pope Alexander VI issued a bull dividing the New World between Spain and Portugal. Our world is forever being divided by politics, class, religion, and countless other factors. Here are a few quotes on Division.

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The quotes:

All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move!
     - Benjamin Franklin

The world is divided into people who do things, and people who get credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class, there is far less competition.
     - Dwight Morrow

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
     - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
     - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519

When you see the Earth from space, you don't see any divisions of nation-states there. This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come; this is the country we will celebrate, and these are the people we are one with.
     - Joseph Campbell, 1904 - 1987

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