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Wit & Wisdom

From Edward Abbey, Anton Chekhov, Thomas Mann, Bess Myerson, Laurence J. Peter, Thomas Merton, Jane Addams

“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”Edward Abbey, quoted in The Village Voice

“You will not become a saint through other people’s sins.”Anton Chekhov, quoted in The Weekly Standard

“A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.”Thomas Mann, quoted in the Associated Press

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.”Former Miss America Bess Myerson, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“‘As a matter of fact’ is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn’t.”Author Laurence J. Peter, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“You are made in the image of what you desire.”Thomas Merton, quoted in the Salem, Mass., News

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.”Jane Addams, quoted in United Press International

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