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Wit & Wisdom

From Saul Bellow, Van Wyck Brooks, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and more

“Public virtue is a kind of ghost town into which anyone can move and declare himself sheriff.”Saul Bellow, quoted in The Australian

“If you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else.”Author Douglas Adams, quoted in The Boston Globe

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”Eleanor Roosevelt, quoted in Time Out London

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it.”Author M. Scott Peck, quoted in Refdesk.com

“Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.”Historian Van Wyck Brooks, quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”Fyodor Dostoyevsky, quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”James Baldwin, quoted in ArkTimes.com

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