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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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"To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away." (Unknown, Source - Change)

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Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams -- Joseph interpreting for Pharaoh. Like the movies, they infect the routine futility of our days with purposeful adventure. Their weapons are our weaknesses: fear, ambition, illness, pride, selfishness, desire, ignorance. And these weapons must be kept as bright as a sword. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Advertising)
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In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Age and Aging)
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There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Agreement)
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A man is not expected to love his country, lest he make an ass of himself. Yet our country, seen through the mists of smog, is curiously lovable, in somewhat the way an individual who has got himself into an unconscionable scrape seems lovable -- or at least deserving of support. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - America)
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I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Anger)
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Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Architecture)
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Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Automobiles)
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The whole problem is to establish communication with ones self. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Communication)
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Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Commuters)
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Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Commuters)
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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Democracy)
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The complaint about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernize, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Design)
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A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Farming and Farmers)
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It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trotting horse looking for sugar, and your hind pocket by a thief looking for his fortune. - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Festivals)
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You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing... - (White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) - Friends and Friendship)
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