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Wit & Wisdom

From Howard Scott, Leon Trotsky, John F. Kennedy, John Perry Barlow, R.S. Surtees, Oscar Wilde, Mary Wilson Little

“A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”
Economist Howard Scott, quoted in Forbes.com

“You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”
Leon Trotsky, quoted in The Economist

“Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.”
John F. Kennedy, quoted in the Indianapolis Star

“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a Peeping Tom to install your window blinds.”
Poet John Perry Barlow, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.”
Author R.S. Surtees, quoted in the London Times

“Resolutions are simply checks that men draw on banks where they have no account.”
Oscar Wilde, quoted in the Enid, Okla., News and Eagle

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.”
Writer Mary Wilson Little, quoted in The Toronto Star

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