Paavo Nurmi Quotes (2 quotes)
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
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“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPaavo Nurmi
Born: June 13, 1897
Died: October 2, 1973 (aged 76)
Bio: Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was one of the Flying Finns, a group of sportspeople which also included Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their achievements in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner worldwide, setting 22 official world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.