Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes: Foreign Policy

Since the theme of this week's Presidential Debate was foreign policy (even though they spent most of the time talking about domestic issues) I thought I'd make that the theme of this week's Wednesday's Words & Quippish Quotes -- all these quotes come from foreign authors. Enjoy!

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” 
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” 
― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble."
― Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” 
― Oscar Wilde

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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