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Wit & Wisdom

Peyton Manning; Michael Dell; Frederick Douglass

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”
Peyton Manning, quoted in the Allentown, Pa., Morning Call

“Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.”
H.L. Mencken, quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail

“Being an adult means accepting those situations where no action is possible.”
Crime novelist John D. MacDonald, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.”
Susan Sontag, quoted in the Associated Press

“You have to climb to reach a deep thought.”
Poet Stanislaw Lec, quoted in The Boston Globe

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, find another room.”
Michael Dell, quoted in Forbes.com

“It is easier to build a child than fix an adult.”
Frederick Douglass, quoted in the Fresno, Calif., Bee

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