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Wit & Wisdom

from Bob Dole, Isaac Newton, George Washington, Carl Jung, Jonas Salk, Mary Pickford, Sam Goldwyn

“You don’t want to get in a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”Bob Dole, quoted in Time.com “Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.”Isaac Newton, quoted in the Montreal Gazette

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”George Washington, quoted in United Press International

“Not to be able to grow old is just as ridiculous as to be unable to outgrow childhood.”Carl Jung, quoted in the Richmond, Va., Times Dispatch

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.”Biologist Jonas Salk, quoted in the Charlotte, N.C., Observer

“This thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”Actress Mary Pickford, quoted in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.”Movie magnate Sam Goldwyn, quoted in New York magazine

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