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Quotes of the Day for 19 June 2003 – Half

While digging for quotes on yesterday's theme (Two Kinds) I naturally encountered quotes on two's inverse. Here are my picks on the subject of Half.

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The quotes:

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
     - Charles F. Kettering, 1876 - 1958

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
     - Erastus Flavel Beadle, 1821 - 1894

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
     - Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
     - John Churtin Collins

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.
     - Percy Johnston

It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.
     - Norman Douglas

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