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Wit & Wisdom

From Lincoln Steffens, Barry Goldwater, Willa Cather, Paul Valéry, Ingrid Bergman, Bill Nye, Humphrey Bogart

“Morality is moral only when it is voluntary.”
Journalist Lincoln Steffens, quoted in the Associated Press

“To disagree, one doesn’t have to be disagreeable.”
Barry Goldwater, quoted in the Port Huron, Mich., Times Herald

“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”
Willa Cather, quoted in the Ithaca, N.Y., Journal

“Love is being stupid together.”
Poet Paul Valéry, quoted in Forbes

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”
Ingrid Bergman, quoted in the Irish Independent

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”
Bill Nye, quoted in BookReporter.com

“The only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot to go to hell.”
Humphrey Bogart, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

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