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Wit & Wisdom

From Michel de Montaigne, Leon Blum, C.S. Lewis, Damon Runyon, Queen Victoria, H.L. Mencken, Gay Talese

“Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.”Michel de Montaigne, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.”Leon Blum, quoted in the United Press International

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”C.S. Lewis, quoted in The Huffington Post

“You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.”Damon Runyon, quoted in the Associated Press

“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.” Queen Victoria, quoted Australia’s Canberra Times

“Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.”H.L. Mencken, quoted in the Monterey County, Calif., Herald

“The real problem is what to do with the problem solvers after the problems are solved.”Gay Talese, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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