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Wit & Wisdom

From Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Richard Ellmann, Doug Larson, Thomas Edison, David Hume, Louis-Ferdinand Céline

“Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, quoted in Forbes.com

“Drift beautifully on the surface and you will die unbeautifully in the depths.”
Biographer Richard Ellmann, quoted in The New Yorker

“A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.”
Columnist Doug Larson, quoted in the St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
Thomas Edison, quoted in the Louisville Courier-Journal

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Philosopher Martin Buber, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News

“Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken.”
David Hume, quoted in the Glasgow Herald

“All great innovation is built on rejection.”
Author Louis-Ferdinand Céline, quoted in the Business Spectator

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