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Quotes of the Day for 15 December 2003 – Towers

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was born at Dijon, France on this day in 1832. After graduating from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in 1855 he became an engineer with a Belgian firm, building bridges and railway stations. In practice for himself after 1864, he designed the Eiffel Tower and managed its construction. At its completion in 1899 it was the tallest building in the world at 300 meters (984 feet). He is also known for designing the wrought-iron skeleton of the Statue of Liberty. Here we have some quotes on Towers.

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The quotes:

Trust also your own judgment, for it is your most reliable counselor. A man's mind has sometimes a way of telling him more than seven watchmen posted on a high tower.
     - Ecclesiasticus

Architecture is the alphabet of giants; it is the largest set of symbols ever made to meet the eyes of men. A tower stands up like a sort of simplified statue, of much more than heroic size.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.
     - Franz Kafka, 1883 - 1924

The King's name is a tower of strength.
     - William Shakespeare, Richard III

What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
     - Raymond Chandler, 1888 - 1959

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.
     - Prince Charles


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