Quotes of the Day for 10 May 2002 – Lightning
It was on this day in 1752 that Benjamin Franklin first tested the lightning rod, thus today's themes.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.
- Frederick Douglass
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.
- Mark Twain
Wit is the lightning of the mind, reason the sunshine, and reflection the moonlight.
- Countess of Blessington
No loss of flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.
- Helen Keller, 1880 - 1968
Tact is the ability to make a person see lightning without letting him feel the bolt.
- Orlando A. Battista
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