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Wit & Wisdom

from George Bernard Shaw, Jules Renard, Ray Bradbury, Rudyard Kipling, Fran Lebowitz, Thomas Szasz, Julian Baggini

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw, quoted in the Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader

“It is not how old you are, but how you are old.”
French author Jules Renard, quoted in the Salt Lake City Deseret
Morning News

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”
Ray Bradbury, quoted in the Pembroke, Ontario, Observer

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.”
Rudyard Kipling, quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune

“I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.”
Author Fran Lebowitz, quoted in the Christchurch, New Zealand, Press

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”
Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“A man who is tired of complaining is tired of life.”
Writer Julian Baggini, quoted in the London Times

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