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Wit & Wisdom

From John Kenneth Galbraith, John le Carré, Milton Berle, Madeleine L’Engle, Margaret Mead, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.”John Kenneth Galbraith, quoted in FinancialPost.com

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.” John le Carré, quoted in the Akron South Side News Leader 

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”Milton Berle, quoted in The Wall Street Journal 

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”Author Madeleine L’Engle, quoted in Oprah.com

“It is cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”Margaret Mead, quoted in the Syracuse, N.Y., Post-Standard

“Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes the edge off admiration.”William Hazlitt, quoted in The Buffalo News

“Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”Benjamin Disraeli, quoted in SportsIllustrated.com

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