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Wit & Wisdom

From P.G. Wodehouse, Montaigne, Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, Paul Harvey, Johnny Carson, George Will

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”
P.G. Wodehouse, quoted in the Associated Press

“Scratching is one of Nature’s sweetest gratifications.”
Montaigne, quoted in The Boston Globe

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”
Oprah Winfrey, quoted in the Columbus, Ga., Ledger-Enquirer

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
Abraham Lincoln, quoted in Forbes.com

“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”
Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, quoted in The Buffalo News

“Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.”
Johnny Carson, quoted in the Monterey County, Calif., Herald

“Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”
George Will, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

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