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Quotes of the Day for 1 May 2002 – Mail

The "Penny Black" was introduced in England on this day in 1840. It was the first time mail would be delivered for a standard price, and the first time the postage was paid by the sender. In 1873, the first printed post card was issued in the US. So I looked for quotes on mail, letters, and postage stamps.

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The quotes:

If you want to discover your true opinion of anybody, observe the impression made on you by the first sight of a letter from him.
     - Schopenhauer

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
     - George Gordon Byron, 1788 - 1824

Letter writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.
     - Agnes Repplier, 1855 - 1950

We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverable for ourselves and for others.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

Canada Post doesn't really charge 32 cents for a stamp. It's 2 cents for postage and 30 cents for storage.
     - Gerald Regan


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