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Wit & Wisdom

From Thom Yorke, Reba McEntire, T.S. Eliot, and more

“A man always has two reasons for what he does—a good one and the real one.”
J.P. Morgan, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.”
Filmmaker Errol Morris, quoted in the Los Angeles Review of Books

“Respect is if you’re having a political argument with someone, just before you get to the point where you call them a fascist, you sort 
of step back and wonder how on earth they’ve ended up at this point of complete ignorance and stupidity.”
Musician Thom Yorke, quoted in Esquire

“To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”
Reba McEntire, quoted in the Fort Scott, Kan., Tribune

“Half of the harm done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.”
T.S. Eliot, quoted in NewsWorks.org

“Love your neighbor as yourself; but don’t take down the fence.”
Carl Sandburg, quoted in the Omaha World-Herald

“Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it.”
Philosopher Karl Popper, quoted in NewYorker.com

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