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Quotes of the Day for 23 May 2001 – Glasses and Vision

On this day in 1785 Benjamin Franklin made a breakthrough - he made the first pair of bifocal spectacles for himself. As one who is now forced to wear computer glasses at my desk, bifocals around the house, and bifocal sunglasses outdoors; this is a great day. Here are some quotes on Glasses and Vision.

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The quotes:

Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear.
     - Joseph Joubert

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
     - Fred Allen

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
     - Helen Keller, 1880 - 1968

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.
     - Dorothy Parker, 1893 - 1967


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