Quotes of the Day for 23 May 2002 – Eyesight
On this day in 1785 Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter. In this particular letter, he described his frustration with forever changing his glasses, and that he had fashioned for himself a pair of spectacles with two kinds of lenses - the first known pair of bifocals. Today's theme is Eyesight.
Men trust rather to their eyes than to their ears. The effect of precepts is, therefore, slow and tedious, while that of examples is summary and effectual.
The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 - 1919
It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.
- Joseph Conrad, 1857 - 1924
It is sure to be dark if you close your eyes.
- Martin Tupper
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