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Quotes of the Day for 23 March 2004 – Walls

A firewall is a system that sits between two networks, allowing desirable traffic (web access, e-mail, etc.) and keeping out the bad guys. I've been working on replacing two older firewalls with one current one, with mixed results, so walls were on my mind.

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The quotes:

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
     - Aristophanes

Indeed, we do not really live unless we have friends surrounding us like a firm wall against the winds of the world.
     - Charles Hanson Towne

Convey love to thy friend as an arrow to the mark; not as a ball against the wall, to rebound back again.
     - Francis Quarles

Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall.
     - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 - 1959

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
     - Michael Jordan

With the pride of an artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.
     - Norman Mailer


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