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Wit & Wisdom

From Herbert Hoover, Ben Hecht, Niels Bohr, Dale Carnegie, Elizabeth Bowen, Thor Heyerdahl, Honoré de Balzac

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”
Herbert Hoover, quoted in The Washington Times

“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”
Ben Hecht, quoted in the Associated Press

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a narrow field.”
Physicist Niels Bohr, quoted in Wired

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”
Dale Carnegie, quoted in PsychologyToday.com

“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.”
Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“Finance, like time, devours its own children.”
Honoré de Balzac, quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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