Wit & Wisdom

From Frank Tyger, Elie Wiesel, Louis L’Amour, Lillie Langtry, P.T. Barnum, Henrik Ibsen, George Santayana, Plácido Domingo

“The chief barrier to happiness is envy.”

Editorial cartoonist Frank Tyger, quoted in Forbes.com

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

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Elie Wiesel, quoted in the Toronto Globe and Mail

“Victory is won not in miles but in inches.”

Louis L’Amour, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges.”

Actress Lillie Langtry, quoted in the Associated Press

“The most noble art is to make someone happy.”

P.T. Barnum, quoted in AOLnews.com

“I hold that man is in the right who is most closely in league with the future.”

Henrik Ibsen, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Miracles are propitious accidents, the natural causes of which are too complicated to be readily understood.”

George Santayana, quoted in the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger

“If I rest, I rust.”

Plácido Domingo, quoted in the London Observer

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