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Quotes of the Day for 19 June 2002 – Names

It was on this day in 1917 that England's King George V, anticipating war with Germany, declared that all of his family should change their names, eschewing German ranks and surnames. The House of Hanover became the House of Windsor. Here are some quotes on Names.

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The quotes:

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.
     - Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 - 1978

He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
     - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
     - Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874 - 1964

A good name is better than riches.
     - Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616

I want to find a voracious, small-minded predator and name it after the IRS.
     - Robert Baker, paleontologist

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