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Quotes of the Day for 3 December 2002 – Heart

It was on this day in 1967 that Dr Christiaan Barnard and a team of thirty transplanted a human heart for the first time. The operation at Capetown, South Africa's Groote Schuur Hospital took nine hours, and the patient lived only eighteen days, but overnight the world was talking about heart transplants. What was then miraculous, or derided as a vain and risky stunt, is now almost routine, certainly not news. But authors and poets will always treat the human Heart as a wonder.

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The quotes:

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
     - Antonio Porchia

If you can think of how much love there would be in hundreds of hearts, then that is how much love there is in a plastic heart and when you grow up you will understand how very much love that is.
     - Michael E. De Bakey

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
     - Elbert Hubbard, 1856 - 1915

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart; the spirit should not grow old.
     - James A. Garfield

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.
     - Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, 1900 - 1948

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