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Quotes of the Day for 5 August 2003 – Distance

As a result of US financier Cyrus Field's investment in a submarine cable from New York to Newfoundland and then to England, Queen Victoria sent President James Buchanan a 98-word greeting by telegraph. It took 17 hours to send it, still dramatically faster than any ship could have carried it. That first cable burned out after only a month, but it had bridged distance in a way that changed the world. Here are some quotes on Distance.

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The quotes:

All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
     - Brian Tracy

If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand
     - Confucius

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.
     - James Oppenheim, 1882 - 1932

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult.
     - Marquise du Deffand

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
     - Noelie Alito


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