Quotes of the Day for 9 November 2009 – Walls
It was twenty years ago today that the citizens of Berlin celebrated "Mauerfall", the Fall of the Wall. After almost three decades, East Germany opened the borders, and the people in the streets took out hammers and started chipping away at the wall that was erected in 1961. Within a year, there was no more East Germany. Here are some thoughts on Walls.
Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
- Alcaeus, 611 - 580 BC
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.
- Jim Rohn
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
- Joseph F. Newton
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan
With the pride of an artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.
- Norman Mailer, 1923 - 2007
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