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Quotes of the Day for 23 June 2004 – Walls

The firewall protecting my servers here slowed down rather dramatically yesterday afternoon due to a burst of unwanted traffic. After these messages go out, I'll be rebuilding the firewall with a system able to withstand several times as much traffic so I don't have to go through that again for a while. So my mind is on walls, and that's what you get in these quotes.

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The quotes:

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.
     - Jim Rohn

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
     - Mark van Doren, 1894 - 1972

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope ... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
     - Robert F. Kennedy, 1925 - 1968

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
     - Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911 - 2004

On ruins one can begin to build. Anyhow, looking out from ruins one clearly sees; there are no obstructing walls.
     - Rose Macaulay, 1881 - 1958

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965


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