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Wit & Wisdom

From Napoleon Bonaparte, Shirley MacLaine, Benjamin Franklin, Willa Cather, Frank Zappa, Germaine de Staël, Ernest Hemingway

“In victory you deserve Champagne; in defeat you need it.”
Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted in Wine Enthusiast

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”
Shirley MacLaine, quoted in Aljazeera.net

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted in the Monterey County, Calif., Herald

“No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.”
Willa Cather, quoted in the Associated Press

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.”
Frank Zappa, quoted in Forbes.com

“There are only two distinct classes of people on this earth: those who espouse enthusiasm and those who despise it.”
Author Germaine de Staël, quoted in the Boulder, Colo., Daily Camera

“About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
Ernest Hemingway, quoted in the Irish Times

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