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Wit & Wisdom

from Alfred A. Knopf, Mark Twain, Hugo Speer, George Santayana, John Erskine, Pearl S. Buck, Leo J. Burke

 
“An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.”
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, quoted in The New Statesman

“It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.’’
Mark Twain, quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education

“Nature can be cruel. Just as you start getting your head together and feeling sorted, your body starts slowing down.”
Actor Hugo Speer, quoted in the London Express

“Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.”
Philosopher George Santayana, quoted in the Johannesburg Business Day

“Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.”
Author John Erskine, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”
Pearl S. Buck, quoted in the Associated Press

 “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
Author Leo J. Burke, quoted in the Salisbury, Md., Daily Times

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