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Quotes of the Day for 28 July 2001 – Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac

The French soldier and writer Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac died on this day in 1655. Yes, there really was such a man, quick to anger, skilled with the sword, and possessed of a remarkable proboscis. In honor of that legendary olfactory detector, today's quotes relate to noses.

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The quotes:

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
     - Max L. Forman

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
     - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
     - Sam Ewing

If the camel once gets his nose in a tent, his body will soon follow.
     - Saudi Arabian proverb

When you are down and out something always turns up - and it is usually the noses of your friends.
     - George Orson Welles, 1915 - 1985


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