Feature

Wit & Wisdom

From George Jean Nathan, E.B. White, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, George Carlin, Leo Tolstoy, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill

“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.”Critic George Jean Nathan, quoted in the Associated Press

“The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.”E.B. White, quoted in United Press International

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton, quoted in the Cookeville, Tenn., Herald-Citizen

“People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.”George Carlin, quoted in Bookreporter.com

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”Leo Tolstoy, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”John F. Kennedy, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” Winston Churchill, quoted in the Chicago Tribune

Recommended

10 things you need to know today: December 7, 2021
A 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games test event.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 7, 2021

Psaki confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
Olympic rings in Beijing.
Winter Olympics

Psaki confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

10 things you need to know today: December 6, 2021
Bob Dole
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 6, 2021

Myanmar court hands Aung San Suu Kyi 4-year prison sentence
Myanmar protest for Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar Coup

Myanmar court hands Aung San Suu Kyi 4-year prison sentence

Most Popular

The political risk in prosecuting an alleged shooter's parents
Karen McDonald.
Samuel Goldman

The political risk in prosecuting an alleged shooter's parents

Mace vs. Greene is the fight for the future of the GOP
Mace and Greene.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Mace vs. Greene is the fight for the future of the GOP

Kathy Griffin slams CNN for firing her but not Jeffrey Toobin
Kathy Griffin
'I loved that gig'

Kathy Griffin slams CNN for firing her but not Jeffrey Toobin