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Wit & Wisdom

From Cyril Connolly, Benjamin Franklin, Anton Chekhov, John W. Gardner, Mark Twain, Eartha Kitt, Sir Vivian Fuchs

“All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.”Cyril Connolly, quoted in Refdesk.com

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”Benjamin Franklin, quoted in the Nashville Tennessean

“If you’re afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.”Anton Chekhov, quoted in the Wichita Eagle

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”Former government official John W. Gardner, quoted in the Associated Press

“Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”Mark Twain, quoted in the Evansville, Ind., Courier & Press

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”Eartha Kitt, quoted in the Quincy, Mass., Patriot Ledger

“If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.”British explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs, quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail

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