Wit & Wisdom

From Thomas Edison, Douglas Adams, Ogden Nash, Franklin P. Adams, Sir Isaac Newton, Napoleon Bonaparte, Voltaire.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thomas Edison, quoted in the Las Vegas Sun

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

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Douglas Adams, quoted in USA Today

“Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.”

Ogden Nash, quoted in the South Boston, Va., News & Record

“Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.”

Journalist Franklin P. Adams, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

Sir Isaac Newton, quoted in the Asbury Park, N.J., Press

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted in CNNmoney.com

“Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.”

Voltaire, quoted in National Review Online

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