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Wit & Wisdom

From Ferdinand Marcos, Arthur Schopenhauer, Ovid, George Bernard Shaw, François Mauriac, Cicero, Voltaire

“It is easier to run a revolution than a government.”
Ferdinand Marcos, quoted in Forbes

“Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in The New York Review of Books

“Everyone is a millionaire where promises are concerned.”
Ovid, quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times

“Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.”
George Bernard Shaw, quoted in The Village Voice

“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Author François Mauriac, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

“To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare oneself to die.”
Cicero, quoted in The Nation

“The secret of being boring is to say everything.”
Voltaire, quoted in the Biloxi, Miss., Sun Herald

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