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Wit & Wisdom

From Abraham Lincoln, Blaise Pascal, Bertrand Russell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anna Quindlen, Pablo Picasso, John Wayne

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”Abraham Lincoln, quoted in National Review Online

“All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.” Blaise Pascal, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.”Bertrand Russell, quoted in the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger

“It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.”J.R.R. Tolkien, quoted in the Associated Press

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”Anna Quindlen, quoted in the Salt Lake City DeseretNews.com

“It takes a long time to become young.”Pablo Picasso, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” John Wayne, quoted in the Annapolis, Md., Capital

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