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Quotes of the Day for 25 May 2002 – Bridges

Washington A. Roebling was born in Germany on this day in 1837. Roebling was an engineer that made wire - really strong wire. With his father John he designed and constructed the Brooklyn Bridge. While serving as an engineer with the Union Army he built a number of strategically important bridges, and the wire that his company made was used in many other bridges of his era. I supposed I could have gone looking for quotes on wire, instead I found these on Bridges.

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The quotes:

The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision.
     - Robert F. Kennedy

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
     - Anatole France, 1844 - 1924

I demolish my bridges behind me ... then there is no choice but forward.
     - Firdtjorf Nansen

The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
     - Gene Brown

Anxiety never successfully bridged any chasm.
     - Ruffini


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