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Wit & Wisdom

From Roger Scruton, Samuel Butler, Helen Rowland, H.L. Mencken, William C. Menninger, Albert Einstein

“The consolation of the imaginary is not imaginary consolation.”
Philosopher Roger Scruton, quoted in the Albany, N.Y., Times Union

“Life is one long process of getting tired.”
 Samuel Butler, quoted in Reuters

“A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.”
Journalist Helen Rowland, quoted in Florida Today

“Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 percent of them are wrong.”
H.L. Mencken, quoted in the Monterey County, Calif., Herald

“The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead.”
Scientist William C. Menninger, quoted in the Associated Press

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” 
George Bernard Shaw, quoted in the Charleston, W.Va., Gazette

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.’’
Albert Einstein, quoted in the Adelaide, Australia, Advertiser

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