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Wit & Wisdom

From Kin Hubbard, Franz Kafka, Eric Hoffer, Napoleon Bonaparte, Simone Weil, Jerry Seinfeld, Antonio Porchia

“Fun is like life insurance: The older you get, the more it costs.”
Cartoonist/humorist Kin Hubbard, quoted in Forbes.com 

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” 
Franz Kafka, quoted in the Associated Press

 “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
Author Eric Hoffer, quoted in WSJ.com  

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
 Simone Weil, quoted in the Athens, Ga., Banner-Herald

“People’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. This means if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Jerry Seinfeld, quoted in the Danbury, Conn., News-Times

“In a full heart, there is room for everything.”
Poet Antonio Porchia, quoted in The Village Voice

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