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Quotes of the Day for 23 May 2004 – Windows

On this day in 1618, some of the Protestant nobility of Bohemia were gathered to discuss their differences with the Roman Catholic Duke Ferdinand at Hradčany castle. They grabbed two Imperial governors and a scribe and threw them bodily out the castle window. They chose the wrong window, Ferdinand's men fell in a mound of stable sweepings and lived. The event is known as the second Defenestration of Prague and started the bloody Thirty Years' War. I don't have any quotes on defenestration per se, but here are a few on Windows.

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The quotes:

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
     - Dale Carnegie, 1888 - 1955

Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world.
     - Grace Paley

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
     - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Then is what you see through this window onto the world so lovely that you have no desire whatsoever to look out through any other window, and that you even make an attempt to prevent others from doing so?
     - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
     - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996


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