April 26th, 2018


Words to Live By: Wisdom on politics and life that got me through the year

Mort Zuckerman

By Mort Zuckerman

Published Dec. 30, 2015

-   A speech is like G0D's grace, it passes all understanding, and like G0D's mercy it goes on forever.

-   Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. - Edward Abbey

-   Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it.

-   He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. - Winston Churchill

-   If there was any justice in the world, people would be able to fly over pigeons for a change.

-   If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave. - Samuel Goldwyn

-   Her face was her chaperone. - Rupert Hughes

-   The sinning is the best part of repentance. - Arab proverb

-   G0D gave us the nuts but he doesn't crack them. - German proverb

-   The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk. - Alben Barkley

-   The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster. - Oscar Wilde

-   He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. - Persian proverb

-   A central problem of our age is how to act decisively in the absence of certainty. - Bertrand Russell

-   Through the picture, I see reality. Through the word, I understand it.

-   I shall tell you a great secret my friend, do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day. - Albert Camus

-   The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. - Woodrow Wilson

-   Have more than thou showest. Speak less than thou knowest. - William Shakespeare

-   Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have learned.

-   Middle age is when you're sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. - Ogden Nash

-   How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? - Satchel Paige

-   Zsa Zsa Gabor, when asked which of the Gabor women was the oldest, said "She'll never admit it, but I believe it is mama."

-   For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. - Hasidic saying

-   Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde

-   As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools.

-   Middle age is having a choice of two temptations and choosing the one that will get you home earlier.

-   The difference between capitalism and communism is that under capitalism, man exploits man, whereas under communism it's the other way around.

-   Birth-control pills are tax deductible, but only if they don't work.

-   What do you call someone in the White House who is honest, caring and well-read? A tourist.

-   Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. - Albert Einstein

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Mort Zuckerman is editor-in-chief and publisher of U.S. News and World Report.