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Quotes of the Day for 26 June 2004 – Connections

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Dwight Eisenhower officially opened the St Lawrence Seaway on this day in 1959. The joint project clearly symbolized the connection between Canada and the US, and the locks and canals connected the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Here, then, are some additional thoughts on Connections.

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The quotes:

The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth ... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family: We remain connected, even against our wills.
     - Anthony Brandt

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
     - Herman Melville, 1819 - 1891

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another - and ourselves.
     - Jack Kornfield

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
     - Katherine Paterson

At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.
     - Michael Dorris

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
     - William Plomer

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