Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - November 14, 2012
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), upon being told the cost of an operation  
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)  
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
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Umberto Eco (1932 - ), Travels in Hyperreality (Harcourt)  
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
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Hesketh Pearson, Common Misquotations (1934), Introduction  
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