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Quotes of the Day for 16 August 2003 – Gold

Gold was discovered in Bonanza Creek near Dawson, Canada on this day in 1896, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush. As with most such discoveries, great wealth was found. Not by miners, of course, but by those who supplied them. Like most such discoveries, it motivated a lot of folks to chase after a glittering dream.

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The quotes:

The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.
     - Henry David Thoreau, Live Without Principle

All that is gold does not glitter;
not all those that wander are lost.
     - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.
     - John Seely Brown, Fast Company

It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
     - Jonathan Swift, 1667 - 1745

I have become rather like King Midas, except that everything turns not into gold but into a circus.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

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