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Quotes of the Day for 16 June 2004 – Division

On this day in 1858, Abraham Lincoln accepted the Illinois State Republican Convention's nomination as candidate for the US Senate. His acceptance speech included the famous phrase, "A house divided against itself cannot stand". He went on to debate admission of Kansas as a slave state with his opponent, Stephen Douglas, and though he lost the race for the Senate his speeches and debates propelled him into the national prominence that won the presidency two years later.

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The quotes:

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
     - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 - 2001

Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres. (All Gaul is divided into three parts)
     - Gaius Julius Caesar, 100 - 44 BC

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
     - Henry Ford, 1863 - 1947

This is the true nature of home - it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division.
     - John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900

When you see the Earth from space, you don't see any divisions of nation-states there. This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come; this is the country we will celebrate, and these are the people we are one with.
     - Joseph Campbell, 1904 - 1987

United we stand, divided we fall.
     - Aesop


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