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Wit & Wisdom

from Bo Diddley, Gustave Flaubert, Alan Watts, Plutarch, Laurence J. Peter, Harry Truman, D.H. Lawrence,

“Don’t trust nobody but your mama, and even then look at her real good.”Bo Diddley, quoted in The New York Times

“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.” Gustave Flaubert, quoted in U.S. News & World Report

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”Philosopher Alan Watts, quoted in The Denver Post

“Character is simply habit long continued.”Plutarch, quoted in United Press International

“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.” Educator Laurence J. Peter, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.”Harry Truman, quoted in the Marin, Calif., Independent-Journal

“One could laugh at the world better if it didn’t mix tender kindliness with its brutality.”D.H. Lawrence, quoted in the Queensland, Australia, Courier-Mail

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