Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - November 10, 2013
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)  
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)  
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning (1904 - )  
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)  
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