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Quotes of the Day for 22 February 2002 – George Washington

Erma Louise Bombeck was born at Dayton, Ohio on this day in 1927. She started her career in journalism right out of high school, taking time off for college and again to raise a family. She became one of the most astute, and possibly the most amusing, observer of the modern family. As a lackluster housekeeper myself, my hat is always off to Erma - and probably on the floor somewhere.

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The quotes:

Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds. A plain, genteel dress is more admired, obtains more credit in the eyes of the judicious and sensible.

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
     - All today's quotes are from George Washington, 1732 - 1799

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