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Wit & Wisdom

Voltaire; Meryl Streep; Eleanor Roosevelt

“Men argue; nature acts.”
Voltaire, quoted in The Denver Post

“You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.”
Meryl Streep, quoted in the United Press International

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“It has been our fate as a nation not to have ideologies, but to be one.”
Historian Richard Hofstadter, quoted in The Washington Post

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.”
American missionary Lillian Dickson, quoted in the Associated Press

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, quoted in Refdesk.com

“Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.”
Buckminster Fuller, quoted in The Boston Globe

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