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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.

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The quotes:

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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