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Wit & Wisdom

From Benjamin Franklin, Pierre Corneille, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Seneca, Leslie Stephen, Confucius, Victor Lasky

“Fatigue is the best pillow.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted in The Detroit News

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”
Playwright Pierre Corneille, quoted in the Associated Press

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw, quoted in the Roanoke, Va., Times

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”
James Joyce, quoted in The Washington Post

“Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.”
Seneca, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“No good story is quite true.”
Leslie Stephen, quoted in The New York Review of Books

 “The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road after you have shown him the way.”
Confucius, quoted in the New Haven, Conn., Register

“In politics, two wrongs make a precedent.”
Author Victor Lasky, quoted in Human Events

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