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Quotes of the Day for 23 January 2004 – Pressure

On this day in 1960, Swiss scientist Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh piloted the Trieste to the deepest part of the world's ocean, Challenger Deep. This is off the coast of Guam, part of the Marianas Trench. Trieste rested at the bottom 35,813 feet (10,915 meters) below the surface. You thought your life included pressure? With seven miles of water overhead, Trieste withstood pressure of over 16,000 pounds per square inch.

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The quotes:

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.
     - Albert Smith

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
     - Bill Vaughan

Competing pressures tempt one to believe that an issue deferred is a problem avoided; more often it is a crisis invited.
     - Henry Kissinger

No pressure, no diamonds.
     - Mary Case

The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.
     - Marya Mannes

I don't do anything without pressure. A physical therapist said, 'Get in tune with your body.' But if I listened to my body, I'd stay in bed all morning.
     - Stan Pottinger

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