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Quotes of the Day for 3 March 2003 – Coins

This is Monday, and most of us have to go back to the grindstone, hoping to pick up enough coin to keep our heads above water. So I was amused to see so much coinage in this day in history, specifically three acts of the US Congress. In 1849 they passed the Gold Coinage Act, allowing coins to be minted from the gold recently discovered in the west. In 1851 Congress approved the smallest silver coin, the 3-cent piece. And in 1875 they authorized a 20-cent coin, but it was only issued for three years. You guessed it, I'm authorizing the release of these quotes on Coins.

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The quotes:

A chest of gold coins or a fat wallet of bills is of no use whatsoever to a wrecked sailor alone on a raft.
     - Alan Watts

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
     - Carl Sandburg, 1878 - 1967

Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
     - Euripides, 484 - 406 BC

A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles.
     - François Rabelais, 1494 - 1553

Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old.
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
     - Harold Geneen


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