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Wit & Wisdom

From Thomas Hobbes, Henry Van Dyke, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Schiller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain

“Passions unguided are for the most part mere madness.”
Thomas Hobbes, quoted in Forbes.com

“Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke, quoted in the Times of Trenton, N.J.

“The thing that cowardice fears most is decision.”
Søren Kierkegaard, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.”
Friedrich Schiller, quoted in the London Independent

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Everybody’s private motto: It’s better to be popular than right.”
Mark Twain, quoted in the Associated Press

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