Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - October 06, 2012
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", Chapter 2  
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
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Gail Godwin  
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
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George Santayana (1863 - 1952)  
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
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Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)  
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