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Wit & Wisdom

From Steven Wright, Benjamin Franklin, James Baldwin, Andrew Grove, Winston Churchill, George Edward Woodberry, George Burns

“I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.”
Comic Steven Wright, quoted in The New Republic

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted in The Washington Post

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin, quoted in MSNBC.com

“Only the paranoid survive.”
Intel founder Andrew Grove, quoted in The Wall Street Journal

“Pessimists see failure in every opportunity. Optimists see opportunities in every failure.”
Winston Churchill, quoted in the London Evening Standard

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.”
Poet George Edward Woodberry, quoted in the Associated Press

“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family in another city.”
Comedian George Burns, quoted in the London Independent

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