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Quotes of the Day for 4 October 2001 – Getting High

Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, was launched into orbit on this day in 1957. Exactly a year later the first transatlantic passenger airline service was inaugurated. Satellite launches and routine air travel are no longer newsworthy, but getting high (at least above the surface of this planet) is more important to us than ever.

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The quotes:

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
     - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.
     - Marcel Proust

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.
     - William Howard Stein

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
     - Daniel H. Burnham

The growth of the human mind is still high adventure, in many ways the highest adventure on earth.
     - Norman Cousins


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