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Wit & Wisdom

From Charles Mackay, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Alexander Pope, John Wooden, Groucho Marx

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”
Historian Charles Mackay, quoted in The New York Times

 “Delay is preferable to error.”
Thomas Jefferson, quoted in the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
Albert Einstein, quoted in The American Spectator

“A little learning is a dangerous thing.”
Alexander Pope, quoted in the London Guardian

“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”
Basketball coach John Wooden, quoted in National Review

“The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.”
Playwright Wilson Mizner, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“What have future generations ever done for us?”
Groucho Marx, quoted in the London Daily Telegraph

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