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Quotes of the Day for 2 November 2001 – Exploration and Frontiers

American frontiersman Daniel Boone was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (near Reading) on this day in 1734. He spent his adult life taming the wilderness and leading others into it to new homes, first into Kentucky, then Virginia, and finally Missouri. When he came over the Cumberland Gap there were no settlements, when he left he said it was too crowded.

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The quotes:

The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew (or what they thought they knew) was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.
     - Daniel Joseph Boorstein

The exploration and ultimate colonization of the solar system is the only future worthy of truly great nations at this time in history. The Soviets, who cannot even feed themselves, seem to understand this.
     - John S. Powers

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
     - T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

If you think there are no new frontiers, watch a boy ring the front doorbell on his first date.
     - Olin Miller


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