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Quotes of the Day for 24 May 2002 – Hot and Cold

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born at Gdansk on this day in 1686. The Dutch physicist invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709 and the more reliable mercury thermometer in 1714, and developed the system of measuring heat that bears his name. Although I greatly prefer the more convenient Celsius scale, I'll honor the inventor with quotes on Hot and Cold.

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The quotes:

You will always find some Eskimos willing to instruct the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves.
     - Stanislaus Lec

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opponents.
     - Sir William Penn

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
     - Horace Mann

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice flowers on the window panes, which vanish with the warmth.
     - Søren Aaby Kierkegaard

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
     - Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972


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