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Wit & Wisdom

From Friedrich Hebbel, Simone de Beauvoir, Dante Alighieri, E.M. Forster, George Bernard Shaw, Stephen King

“Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people’s excuses.”Poet Friedrich Hebbel, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News

“To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.”Simone de Beauvoir, quoted in the London Guardian

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness when in misery.”Dante Alighieri, quoted in the London Times

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.”Mark Twain, quoted in the Los Angeles Times

“Spoon-feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”E.M. Forster, quoted in United Press International

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”George Bernard Shaw, quoted in the Annapolis, Md., Capital

“You’re better off knowing what the rules are before you try to break them.”Stephen King, quoted in HuffingtonPost.com

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