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Wit & Wisdom

Desmond Tutu, Eric Hoffer, Bob Hope

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”Desmond Tutu, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”Honoré de Balzac, quoted in the Associated Press

“We condemn in others the wrong we don’t want to face in ourselves.”Writer-theologian Frederick Buechner, quoted in The Boston Globe

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”Philosopher Eric Hoffer, quoted in the Monterey County, Calif., Herald

“I love to go to Washington—if only to be near my money.”Bob Hope, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.”Gloria Steinem, quoted in Elle.com

“A melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realization that you can’t make old friends.”Christopher Hitchens, quoted in The Guardian (U.K.)

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