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Quotes of the Day for 13 August 2003 – Walls

On this day in 1961, forces of the German Democratic Republic strung barbed wire around the English, French, and American sectors of the city of Berlin, stationing troops around the city and parking tanks at key intersections. Sixty thousand East Berliners were blocked from getting to their jobs in West Berlin. Within days, workers were erecting a four meter tall wall, 107 kilometers in length, which stood for 28 years. Today's theme is Walls.

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The quotes:

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
     - Aristophanes

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
     - Gordon R. Dickson

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
     - Joseph F. Newton

With the pride of an artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.
     - Norman Mailer

Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in?
     - Ronald Wilson Reagan

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965


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