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The Xenophile Historian

K. U. P.

(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)

More Wit From the Famous

(Arranged in alphabetical order, by author's last name)
  1. "Most people spend their lives going to bed when they're not sleepy and getting up when they are."--Cindy Adams
  2. "I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."--Franklin P. Adams
  3. "A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."--Fred Allen
  4. "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."--Fred Allen
  5. "If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."--Woody Allen
  6. "Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue."--Roger C. Anderson
  7. "The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward."--Piers Anthony
  8. "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."--Marcus Aurelius
  9. "As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days."--Gerald Barzan
  10. "You grow up the day you have the first real laugh -- at yourself."--Ethel Barrymore
  11. "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."--Henry Ward Beecher
  12. "It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."--Henry Ward Beecher
  13. "A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."--Saul Bellow
  14. "When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice."--Otto von Bismarck
  15. " We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.'"--Elayne Boosler
  16. "The only limits are, as always, those of vision."--James Broughton
  17. "Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness."--Jean de La Bruyère
  18. "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."--Jean de La Bruyère
  19. "A rising tide lifts all ships, but when the tide goes out, you can see who's been swimming naked."--Warren Buffet
  20. "It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best."--E.R. Bulwer-Lytton
  21. "For evil to triumph all that is needed is for good men to do nothing."--Edmund Burke
  22. "Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair."--George Burns
  23. "An optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds - the pessimist fears this is true."--James Branch Cabell
  24. "Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."--George Carlin
  25. "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain. Most do."--Dale Carnegie
  26. "Man cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor."--Alexis Carrel
  27. "If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."--Johnny Carson
  28. "If Noah had been truly wise, he would have swatted those two flies."--Helen Castle
  29. "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!' till you can find a rock."--Wynn Catlin
  30. "Wise men learn more from fools than fools from wise men."--Marcus Porcius Cato
  31. "I would rather men should ask why no statue has been erected in my honor, than why one has."--Marcus Porcius Cato
  32. "If you listen to doctors, nothing is healthy. If you listen to soldiers, nothing is safe. If you listen to clergymen, nothing is innocent."--Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury and the first British prime minister of the twentieth century
  33. "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does."--Whittaker Chambers
  34. "The people applaud me because everyone understands me, and they applaud you because no one understands you."--Charlie Chaplin, talking to Albert Einstein
  35. "Many clever men like you have trusted to civilisation. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?"--G.K. Chesterton
  36. "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last."--Winston Churchill
  37. "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."--Winston Churchill
  38. "Never give up. Never, never give up."--Winston Churchill
  39. "It's hard to detect good luck--it looks so much like something you've earned."--Fred A. Clark
  40. "Impatience is a virtue."--Jim Clark, Netscape and Silicon Graphics founder, commenting on what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  41. "A politician thinks of the next election -- a statesman, of the next generation."--James Freeman Clarke
  42. "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing."--Jean-Baptiste Colbert
  43. "Look for the opportunity in every difficulty, rather than the difficulty in every opportunity."--Walter E. Cole
  44. "The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum."--Charles Caleb Colton, English sportsman and writer (1780-1832)
  45. "Without music, life is a journey through a desert."--Pat Conroy
  46. "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."--Calvin Coolidge
  47. "To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent."--Robert Copeland
  48. "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."--Bill Cosby
  49. "If you want to test your memory, try to remember what you were worrying about one year ago today."--E. Joseph Cossman
  50. "The best bridge between hope and despair is a good night's sleep."--E. Joseph Cossman
  51. "I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."--e. e. cummings
  52. "The dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for."--Will Cuppy
  53. "If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence."--Will Cuppy
  54. "The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad."--Salvador Dali
  55. "That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world."--Benjamin Disraeli
  56. "Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels."--Benjamin Disraeli
  57. "Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."--Benjamin Disraeli, commenting on a rival who was proud of his ancestry
  58. "History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."--E. L. Doctorow, U.S. novelist, from the book Writers at Work.
  59. "Well, now that Caesar's dead maybe overwhelming force will count for something."--Mike Duncan, podcaster
  60. "The Net is not a single home. Rather, it's an environment where thousands of small homes and communities can form and define and design themselves."--Esther Dyson
  61. "If there's a way to do it better, find it."--Thomas Alva Edison
  62. "The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers."--Sir John Egan
  63. "Imagination is more valuable than information."--Albert Einstein
  64. "We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is."--Albert Einstein, explaining how he could see God's work in the laws of science
  65. "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."--Albert Einstein
  66. "Pessimism never won a battle."--Dwight David Eisenhower
  67. "Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."--George Eliot
  68. "Only those who will risk going too far can discover how far one can truly go."--T.S. Elliot
  69. "The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect."--Sam Ewing
  70. "Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious."--B. C. Forbes
  71. "The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house."--Jeff Foxworthy
  72. "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do."--Benjamin Franklin
  73. "I don't mind learning from my mistakes, but I wish I hadn't learned so much."--Paul Franson
  74. "Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me."--Sigmund Freud
  75. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."--Robert Frost
  76. "The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise."--Robert Frost
  77. "Great and good men and women stirred sugar into their coffee knowing that it had been picked by slaves. Kind, good ancestors of all of us never questioned hangings, burnings, tortures, inequality, suffering and injustice that today revolt us. If we dare to presume to damn them with our fleeting ideas of morality, then we risk damnation from our descendants for whatever it is that we are doing that future history will judge as intolerable and wicked: eating meat, driving cars, appearing on TV, visiting zoos, who knows?"--Stephen Fry, historian
  78. "Any fool can criticize, and most of them do."--C. Garbett
  79. "'Say Brother Dave, where th' best place to be when they drop the bomb?' "I say, anywhere you can say 'What was THAT?'"--Brother Dave Gardner
  80. "Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything."--Herb Gardner
  81. "The universe is specifically tweaked to enable life on earth--a planet with scores of improbable and interdependent life-supporting conditions that make it a tiny oasis in a vast and hostile universe."--Norman Geisler, Frank Turek and David Limbaugh, authors of I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.
  82. "Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."--David Lloyd George
  83. "A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee."--Arnold H. Glasgow
  84. "A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money."--Carter Glass
  85. "Ah Mr. Gibbon, another damned, fat, square book. Always, scribble, scribble, scribble, eh?"--The Duke of Gloucester, on being presented with Volume 2 of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1784).
  86. "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."--Dr. Robert Goddard
  87. "Whatever you can do--or believe you can--begin it. Boldness has genius,magic and power in it. Begin it now."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  88. "If you see a bandwagon, it's too late."--Sir James Goldsmith
  89. "One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow."--Vincent T. Goss
  90. "Conspiracy theory is the sophistication of the ignorant."--Richard Grenier
  91. "Wealth is something you acquire so you can share it, not keep it."--LaDonna Harris
  92. "The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure."--Sydney J. Harris
  93. "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."--Paul Harvey
  94. "No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side."--Jascha Heifetz
  95. "When one burns books, one in the end will burn people."--Heinrich Heine
  96. "Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."--Robert A. Heinlein
  97. "Does history record any case in which the majority was right?"--Robert A. Heinlein
  98. "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."--Robert A. Heinlein
  99. "Being intelligent is not a felony, but most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor."--Robert A. Heinlein, through his character Lazarus Long
  100. "This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother’s side.
    I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them.
    Humoring them costs nothing and adds to happiness in a world in which happiness is always in short supply."--Robert A. Heinlein, through his character Lazarus Long
  101. "With Hollywood you drive out to a wide empty field and wait for the producers to arrive. They throw you the money; you throw them the novel; you both drive away and don't look back."--Ernest Hemingway, explaining why movies are so different from the novels they're based on.
  102. "Racism is man's greatest threat to man -- the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason."--Abraham Joshua Heschel
  103. "He who cannot dance blames the floor."--Hindu proverb
  104. "Man is the only animal that contemplates death, and also the only animal that shows any sign of doubt of its finality."--William Ernest Hocking
  105. "Fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything."--Eric Hoffer
  106. "I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions."--Lou Holtz
  107. "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."--Bob Hope
  108. "Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week."--William Dean Howells
  109. "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards."--Sir Fred Hoyle
  110. "To escape criticism--do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."--Elbert Hubbard
  111. "An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come."--Victor Hugo
  112. "I learned more about economics from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years at college."--Hubert H. Humphrey
  113. "It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion."--Dean William Inge
  114. "The harder you work, the luckier you get."--Barney Israel (Shel's father)
  115. "I've always liked politicians and lawyers. They keep the PR professional's status at least two from the bottom of the ethical food chain."--Shel Israel
  116. "The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives."--William James
  117. "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."--Thomas Jefferson
  118. "Some things must be believed to be seen."--Guy Kawasaki
  119. "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery, Today is a gift, That's why we call it the Present."--Bill Keane (cartoonist for The Family Circus)
  120. "Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams."--Mary Ellen Kelly
  121. "A problem well stated is a problem half solved."--Charles F. Kettering
  122. "No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy."--Henry Kissinger
  123. "Nature gave man two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most."--George R. Kirkpatrick
  124. "The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."--Arthur Koestler
  125. "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."--Koran
  126. "History is not just cruel. It is witty."--Charles Krauthammer
  127. "When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience will get the money. And the person with the money will get some experience."--Leonard Lauder
  128. "A fashion ten years before its time is indecent. Ten years after its time it is hideous. After a century, it becomes romantic."--James Laver
  129. "There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve."--Mike Leavitt
  130. "A pun is the lowest form of humor -- when you don't think of it first."--Oscar Levant
  131. "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met."--Abraham Lincoln
  132. "There is only one thing that can keep growing without nourishment: the human ego."--Marshall Lumsden
  133. "Opportunities are seldom labeled."--Claude MacDonald
  134. "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member."--Groucho Marx
  135. "If you can't laugh at yourself, somebody else will."--Mark Maxwell,
  136. "A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."--H.L. Mencken
  137. "Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?"--John Mendoza
  138. "An era can be considered over when its basic illusions have been exhausted."--Arthur Miller
  139. "Actresses will happen in the best regulated families."--Addison Mizner and Oliver Herford, The Entirely New Cynic's Calendar, 1905
  140. "Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my Gosh....I could be eating a slow learner."--Lynda Montgomery
  141. "The markets will fluctuate."--J. P. Morgan, when asked to predict whether the stock market would go up or down
  142. "Some businesses offer such a lousy customer experience that they are prime candidates for competition from Internet-based stores."--Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
  143. "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."--Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
  144. "The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."--James D. Nicoll
  145. "In the end, it is attention to detail that makes all the difference. It's the center fielder's extra two steps to the left, the salesman's memory for names, the lover's phone call, the soldier's clean weapon. It is the thing that separates the winners from the losers, the men from the boys and very often, the living from the dead."--David Noonan
  146. "Biotechnologists could still come up with something awful by accident, not to mention on purpose. Nature does it all the time. Nature is forever inventing things like the bubonic plague, though whether intentionally or not is a question too deep for this state college graduate. But, in the meantime, we've got a four-billion-dollar biotech industry that produces cheap insulin, accurate medical tests for everything from pregnancy to colon cancer, new vaccines, the diagnostic process that keeps the nation's blood supply free of AIDS and hepatitis, and hundreds of other products, with thousands more on the horizon -- a small price to pay for an occasional giant sheep."--P.J. O'Rourke
  147. "Highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me."--George Orwell, during the bombing of London, winter 1940
  148. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."--General George Patton
  149. "Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk."--J.C. Penney
  150. "Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other."--Dr. Laurence J. Peter
  151. "The person who makes no mistake usually makes nothing at all."--Edward John Phelps, early American Diplomat
  152. "To be defeated and not to yield is victory. To win and rest on laurels is defeat."--Joseph Pilsudski
  153. "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up which is familiar with it."--Max Planck
  154. "Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."--Alexander Pope
  155. "Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."--Ronald Reagan
  156. "I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw my bath toys were a toaster and a radio."--Joan Rivers
  157. "The minute you read something you can't understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer."--Will Rogers
  158. "You may be on the right track, but if you don't keep moving, you're gonna get run over by a train."--Will Rogers
  159. "Everyone is a self-made man. Only the successful admit it."--Will Rogers
  160. "There is a terrible lot of us who don't think that we come from a monkey, but if there are some people who think that they do, why, it's not our business to rob them of what little pleasure they might get out of imagining it."--Will Rogers
  161. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."--Theodore Roosevelt
  162. "It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."--Howard Ruff
  163. "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little cheaper."--John Ruskin
  164. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."--Carl Sagan
  165. "There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader's hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. The world is one of these books."--George Santayana
  166. "A country without a memory is a country of madmen."--George Santayana
  167. "People are like nations--if you help them a lot, they hate you."--Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  168. "Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief."--Arthur Schnitzler
  169. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."--William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)
  170. "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."--George Bernard Shaw
  171. "If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion."--George Bernard Shaw
  172. "Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not."--George Bernard Shaw
  173. "An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support."--Fulton J. Sheen
  174. "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage."--Sydney Smith
  175. "In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style."--Sydney Smith
  176. "The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it."--C.P. Snow
  177. "We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others... When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers ... we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations."--Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn
  178. "You can't steal second base with your foot on first."--Casey Stengal
  179. "Keep your fears to yourself but share your inspiration with others."--Robert Louis Stevenson
  180. "My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through."--Martha Stewart
  181. "Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."--Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)
  182. "Dear Boy, you should never ask an historian to predict the future - frankly we have a hard enough time predicting the past."--A. J. P. Taylor, British historian
  183. "I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."--Henry David Thoreau
  184. "Thank you for your letter ... I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware no one of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject - which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.

    "Your enquiry is doubtless made in order to comply with the laws of your own country, but that this should be held to apply to the subjects of another state would be improper, even if it had (as it has not) any bearing whatsoever on the merits of my work or its sustainability for publication, of which you appear to have satisfied yourselves without reference to my Abstammung.

    "I trust you will find this reply satisfactory, and remain yours faithfully."

    J.R.R. Tolkien (his response to a publisher from Nazi Germany, asking whether Tolkien's ancestry was arisch or "Aryan," before it produced a German translation of The Hobbit)

  185. "Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then we elected them."--Lily Tomlin
  186. "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."--Lily Tomlin
  187. "If it weren't for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn't get done."--Michael S. Traylor
  188. "I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."--Harry Truman
  189. "If you don't have your own goals, you'll be doomed to work toward someone else's."--Harry Truman
  190. "For all predictions do to this belong: That either they are right, or they are wrong."--John Tulley's Almanac for 1688
  191. "If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."--Peter Ustinov
  192. "We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics."--Bill Vaughan
  193. "No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection."--Marquis de Vauvenargues
  194. "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."--Voltaire
  195. "One owes respect to the living, to the dead one owes only truth."--Voltaire
  196. "History is the sound of silken slippers coming downstairs and hobnailed boots going upstairs."--Voltaire
  197. "Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."--An Wang, founder of Wang Laboratories
  198. "I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me; they are sadder even than I am."--Artemus Ward
  199. "Perception precedes reality."--Andy Warhol
  200. "Life is tough. Life is tougher if you're stupid."--John Wayne
  201. "One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him."--Booker T. Washington
  202. "If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."--Orson Welles
  203. "To those who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe, no explanation is possible."--Franz Werfel, from "The Song of Bernadette"
  204. "If you cannot prove a man wrong, don't panic. You can always call him names."-- Oscar Wilde
  205. "A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American."--Woodrow Wilson
  206. "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you do."--John Wooden, basketball coach
  207. "Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."--Herman Wouk
  208. "The Greeks will give their allegiance to the man whose reason, not his blood, proves his fitness to lead."--Xenophon
  209. "Stupidity, like hydrogen, is one of the basic building blocks of the Universe."--Frank Zappa

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