Quotes of the Day for 6 November 2001 – Trumpets
It was a brassy day in history today. Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax was born at Dinant, Belgium on this day in 1814, forty years later John Phillip Souza was born at Washington City. I had no problem finding saxophone jokes, but in quotes I was pretty much limited to trumpets.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille
With the pride of an artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.
- Norman Mailer
If you wish in this world to advance
Your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
And blow your own trumpet,
Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.
- William S. Gilbert, 1836 - 1911
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