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Quotes of the Day for 20 February 2004 – Speed

Enzo Ferrari, sports car designer and manufacturer, was born at Modena, Italy on this day in 1898, although some sources say it was on the 18th. Bobby (Robert William) Unser, the race car driver, was born at Albuquerque, New Mexico on this day in 1934. And on this day in 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, traveling some 17,000 miles per hour in Friendship 7. Today's theme has to be Speed.

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The quotes:

Speed provides the one great modern pleasure.
     - Aldous Leonard Huxley, 1894 - 1963

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
     - Elbert Hubbard, 1856 - 1915

People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
     - Howard W. Newton

Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order.
     - Maggie Scarf

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
     - Ovid

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
     - Douglas Noel Adams, 1952 - 2001


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