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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.

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The quotes:

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.
     - Seneca

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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