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from Ben Bernanke, Harold Wilson, Yogi Berra, John Allen Paulos, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Katharine Whitehorn, Woody Allen,

“There are no atheists in foxholes and no ideologues in financial crises.”Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, quoted in Slate.com

“A week is a long time in politics.”British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, quoted in The New York Review of Books

“Anybody who is popular is bound to be disliked.”Yogi Berra, quoted in the London Daily Telegraph

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”Mathematician John Allen Paulos, quoted in the Financial Times

“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”Francois de La Rochefoucauld, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.”Journalist Katharine Whitehorn, quoted in Canada’s Waterloo Region Record

“Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”Woody Allen, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News

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