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Quotes of the Day for 2 July 2001 – Shoes

Emelda Marcos was born on this day in 1931. What do we most readily associate with that name? Shoes!

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The quotes:

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?
     - Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1474 - 1564

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
     - Bernice Fitz-Gibbon, Director of Advertising at Macy's

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
     - Italian proverb

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes - and the stars through his soul.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away - and barefoot.
     - Sarah Jackson


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