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Quotable #62: Enjoying Yourself?

“It is a curious thing that people only ask if you are enjoying yourself when you aren’t.” — Edith Nesbit Advertisements

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Quotable #43: Words

“If a mean person uses a wise maxim, I bethink me how it can be interpreted so as to commend itself to his meanness; but if a wise man makes a commonplace remark, I consider what wider construction it will admit.” — Henry David … Continue reading

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Quotable #42: Greatest Fool

“A man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool.” — Master Zhuang, Zhuangzi, c. 300 BC “The greatest fool is he who thinks he is not one and all others are.” — Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658), The … Continue reading

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Quotable #37: Insurance

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Quotable #36: Agree

“About the only thing people in every walk of life will agree about is that they are underpaid and overcharged.” — Bill Vaughan, Bell-McClure Syndicate, quoted in The Reader’s Digest, Vol. 101, 1972

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Quotable #35: Gossips

“We call talking about other people’s personal lives ‘gossip’ only if we aren’t or weren’t part of the conversation.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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Quotable #34: Rumination

“I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.” — A graffiti found at a ladies’ washroom in Ninth Circle Restaurant, 139 West 10th Street, New York, cited in Edwin Fenton, The Humanities in … Continue reading

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