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Wit & Wisdom

from Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Kingsley Amis, Bertrand Russell, Jean de la Fontaine, Milton Berle, John Galsworthy, Sophocles

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.’’Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, quoted in the Associated Press

“No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home.”Novelist Kingsley Amis, quoted in London’s Mail on Sunday

“In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”Bertrand Russell, quoted in The Washington Times

“Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.”Jean de la Fontaine, quoted in the United Press International

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”Milton Berle, quoted in The Denver Post

“Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.” Dramatist John Galsworthy, quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only sin is pride.”Sophocles, quoted in Andrewsullivan.com

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