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Molly Ivins, George Bernard Shaw, Hank Aaron

“Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant—it tends to get worse.”Journalist Molly Ivins, quoted in the St. Joseph, Mo., News-Press

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”Lucille Ball, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”George Bernard Shaw, quoted in ChristianityToday.com

“Human beings have an extraordinary capacity to ignore risks that threaten their livelihood, as though this will make them go away.”Journalist Nate Silver, quoted in MotleyFool.com

“A pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises.”Mystery writer Rex Stout, quoted in The Boston Globe

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory overcoming it.”Molière, quoted in The Australian

“It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”Hank Aaron, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

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