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Quotes of the Day for 31 August 2001 – Packing

I've had a couple of requests for quotes suitable to heading back to school, but it's been so long since I've done that I'm not quite sure how to handle it. I do know that there will be a flurry of address changes from the free e-mail domains back to .edu addresses. I also know that a few readers are going to be trying to pack up and fit their lives into new dorm rooms, so here are a few quotes on Packing.

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The quotes:

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
     - Thomas Fuller

Every soldier carries a marshall's baton in his pack.
     - Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821

Traveling is a fool's paradise.... I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case.
     - Dave Barry


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