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Wit & Wisdom

From Dwight Eisenhower, Sydney Smith, P.B. Medawar, Booker T. Washington, Charles de Gaulle, E.F. Schumacher

“The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.”
Dwight Eisenhower, quoted in the Pittsburg, Kan., Morning Sun

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.”
Author Sydney Smith, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein: It rejects it.’’
Immunologist P.B. Medawar, quoted in the Brisbane, Australia, Courier-Mail

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying
to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington, quoted in United Press International

“The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.”
Charles de Gaulle, quoted in The New York Times

“Any intelligent fool can invent further complications, but it takes a genius to retain, or recapture, simplicity.”
E.F. Schumacher, quoted in the London Spectator

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