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‘There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.’   ~ Bertrand Russell

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‘There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.’   ~ Carl Sandburg

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He thought he saw a Banker’s Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
`If this should stay to dine,’ he said,
`There won’t be much for us!’
~ Lewis Carroll

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