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Wit & Wisdom

From Honoré de Balzac, James Thurber, Bill Vaughan, Eric Hoffer, Madeline Miller, Winston Churchill, George Orwell

“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”
Honoré de Balzac, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.”
James Thurber, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”
Columnist Bill Vaughan, quoted in Forbes.com

“A man by himself is in bad company.”
Eric Hoffer, quoted in the Pune, India, Mirror

“Before you write good words you have to get rid of a million bad words.”
Author Madeline Miller, quoted in the Connecticut Post

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.”
Winston Churchill, quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”
George Orwell, quoted in NationalReview.com

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