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Quotes of the Day for 4 May 2004 – Division

On this day in 1493 Pope Alexander VI issued a papal bull dividing the New World between Spain and Portugal. Our world is forever being divided by politics, race, class, color, religion, and countless other factors. Here are a few quotes on division.

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The quotes:

A person I knew used to divide human beings into three categories: Those who prefer to have nothing to hide rather than being obliged to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden.
     - Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

Today the nations of the world may be divided into two classes - the nations in which the government fears the people, and the nations in which the people fear the government.
     - Amos R. E. Pinochet

All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move!
     - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

The world is divided into people who do things, and people who get credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class, there is far less competition.
     - Dwight Morrow

Failures are divided into two classes - those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
     - John Charles Salak

It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900


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