Wit & Wisdom

John Adams, Tom Clancy, Leonard Bernstein

“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.”

John Adams, quoted in WashingtonPost.com

“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”

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Jonathan Swift, quoted in the Sioux City, Iowa, Journal

“Life is about losing everything, gracefully.”

Mia Farrow, quoted in The Telegraph (U.K.)

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

Tom Clancy, quoted in FastCompany.com

“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.”

Dale Carnegie, quoted in Shape.com

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”

Leonard Bernstein, quoted in Forbes.com

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”

Jack London, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

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