Wit & wisdom

From Mark Twain, Bertrand Russell, H.H. Munro, Evelyn Waugh, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar Levant

“Man is the only animal that blushes—or needs to.”

Mark Twain, quoted in the Toronto National Post

“Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.”

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Bertrand Russell, quoted in United Press International

“The young have aspirations that will never come to pass, and the old have reminiscences of what never happened.”

Novelist H.H. Munro, quoted in the London Independent

“Money is only useful when you get rid of it.”

Evelyn Waugh, quoted in the Yorkshire, U.K., Post

“If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”

German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.”

Entertainer Oscar Levant, quoted in The Dallas Morning News

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