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(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

From American inventor Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931):

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.


German philosopher, Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002):

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.


American novelist Sydney Sheldon (1917-2007):

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived. 


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On this day, in England in 1534, Henry VIII was recognised as King; in America, in 1794, the first session of the United States Senate opened to the public; in 1938, BBC television produced the world’s first ever science fiction television programme; in China, in 1978, a ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare and Charles Dickens was lifted; and in 1990, in South Africa, Nelson Manadala was finally released after 27 years of imprisonment.