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Wit & Wisdom

A.A. Milne; James Weldon Johnson; Victor Hugo

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”
A.A. Milne, quoted in The Detroit News

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”
Shirley Chisholm, quoted in the United Press International

“The truth is, I still believe that above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside—to have a big heart and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.”
Ellen DeGeneres, quoted in Real Simple

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anaïs Nin, quoted in Refdesk.com

“One man, with conviction, makes a majority.”
Edmund Burke, quoted in the Salt Lake City Deseret News

“We light upon one evil and hit it with all the might of our civilization, but only succeed in scattering it into a dozen of other forms.”
Author and activist James Weldon Johnson, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“If a soul is left in the darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin but he who causes the darkness.”
Victor Hugo, quoted in the Montgomery, Ala., Advertiser

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