Quotes of the Day for 4 August 2001 – Pencils
Nicolas-Jacque Conte was born on this day in 1755. Hardly a household name, he invented a crayon with a wood covering, the progenitor of the modern Pencil.
Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!
- Gotthold Lessing
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
- Joyce A. Myers
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
- Josh Jenkins
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa, 1910 - 1997
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
- Robert Brault
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