"No heavier burden than great potential" (1971)

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Thu Nov 27 19:27:59 UTC 2003

   Some "quotations dictionary-type guy" asked:

Does Ancestry.com work for searching dialogue in comic strips?  I am
trying to find the source of the Peanuts quote "There is no heavier burden
than a great potential."  I would be grateful if one of you would be able
to search Ancestry to see how early this appears in a Peanuts comic strip
or other newspaper usage.

  The Charles Schulz comic strip PEANUTS began on 2 October 1950.

   7 October 1971, MARION STAR (Marion, Ohio), pg.6, col. 5:
   Charlie Brown, the luckless hero of "Peanuts," once philosophized that
"there's no heavier burden than a great potential."

(James Kilpatrick syndicated column.  Also available free in the COLUMBIA
MISSOURIAN in the Missouri Historical Newspapers Project,

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