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Wit & Wisdom

From St. Augustine, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, Jacques Barzun, Seneca, Benjamin Franklin

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
St. Augustine, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Difficulty is the nurse of greatness.”
William Cullen Bryant, quoted in Forbes.com

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, quoted in The Arizona Republic

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain, quoted in Oprah.com

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”
Scholar Jacques Barzun, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.”
Seneca, quoted in United Press International

“Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted in The New York Times

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