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Wit & Wisdom

from Yahia Lababidi, William James, Dennis Miller, John Maynard Keynes, Henry J. Kaiser, Ogden Nash, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Impulses we attempt to strangle only develop stronger muscles.”  Poet Yahia Lababidi, quoted in The New York Observer

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”                                                  William James, quoted in The New York Times

“Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live.”  Dennis Miller, quoted in The Denver Post

“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking.”John Maynard Keynes, quoted in the London Independent

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.”American industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, quoted in the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger

“People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they really don’t want it.”Ogden Nash, quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “In youth we learn; in age we understand.”Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, quoted in the Charlotte, N.C., Observer

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