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Wit & Wisdom

from Bill Gates, James Joyce, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., George Gobel, Jean Cocteau, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, P.J. O’Rourke

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”Bill Gates, quoted in The Denver Post

“Sentimentality is unearned emotion.”James Joyce, quoted in the Eugene, Ore., Register-Guard “Troubles impending always seem worse than troubles surmounted, but this does not prove that they really are.”Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., quoted in the Associated Press

“If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one.”Comedian George Gobel, quoted in the Johannesburg Times

“Of course I believe in luck. How else to explain the success of those you dislike?”Jean Cocteau, quoted in The Washington Post

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, quoted in the London Independent

“There are no kinder or better people in the world than those who listen to you when you’re 18.”P.J. O’Rourke, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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