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Quotes of the Day for 27 September 2003 – Salt

Joy Morton was born at Detroit, Michigan on this day in 1855. His father soon became the editor of the Nebraska City Press, now the oldest continuously published paper in the state. Joy's first job was in a local bank, he later worked for the Michigan Central Railroad before starting his own company, Morton Salt.

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The quotes:

It is easier to accept the message of the stars than the message of the salt desert. The stars speak of man's insignificance in the long eternity of time; the deserts speak of his insignificance right now.
     - Edwin Way Teale

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
     - Jesse Jackson

It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
     - Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616

Let a salad-maker be a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a statesman for salt, and a madman for mixing.
     - Spanish proverb

These things are good in little measure and evil in large: yeast, salt, and hesitation.
     - The Talmud

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
     - William Hazlitt, 1778 - 1830

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