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Wit & Wisdom

From Oscar Wilde, Thomas Edison, Thomas Merton, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Charles R. Morris, H.L. Mencken, Harry Truman

“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” Oscar Wilde, quoted in the Toronto National Post

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the one thing that he can’t afford to lose.”Thomas Edison, quoted in the Associated Press

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”Monk and author Thomas Merton, quoted in The Buffalo News

“There is no security in this life, only opportunity.”Gen. Douglas MacArthur, quoted in MSNBC.com

“Intellectuals are reliable lagging indicators, near infallible guides to what used to be true.”Author Charles R. Morris, quoted in the London Times

“Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop.”H.L. Mencken, quoted in the Adelaide, Australia, Advertiser

 “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” Harry Truman, quoted in the Pittsburg, Kan., Morning Sun

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