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[supsystic-social-sharing id=’2′] Remember that question from last week’s show? Well, the answer is below. Thank you listeners AND congratulations to our winners!

“True Terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your   high school class is running the country.”

Hint:  This prophetically satiric author injected his unique brand of gallows humor into Player Piano, Slaughter House Five, Welcome to the Monkey House, and many other masterpiece novels.  – Kurt Vonnegut

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“The thermometer of success is merely the jealously of the  malcontents.”

Hint:  This oddly mustachioed, surrealistically revolutionary artist best defined his work with the saying “ I don’t do drugs – I am drugs.” was Salvador Dali

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“Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.”

Hint:  This recently late and greatly lamented legendary baseball announcer told the Dodgers story for 67 years. He was brought into the game by Red Barber who saw this Irish lad as “an appealing young green pea.” – Vin Scully

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“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

Hint: This noted American poet knew which path to take in the woods on a snowy eve, and why good fences make good neighbors. – Robert Frost

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”

Hint: This 19th century French novelist and playwright wrote from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. every morning to produce such satirical gems as La Comedie Humaine and Les Splendeurs et Miseries de Courtisanes.  – Honore de Balzac

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“People have got to learn, if they don’t have cookies in the jar, they can’t eat cookies.”

Hint: Spreading the gospel of fiscal common sense, this renowned TV and Podcast host and author has been touted by fans as “a one-woman financial advice powerhouse.”  – Suze Orman

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“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.”

Hint: This father of Science Fiction authored The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, envisioned the world wide web and won the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.   – Herbert George (H.G.) Wells

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“The silliest woman in the world can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.”

 Rudyard Kipling was the India-born son of the glorious British Empire penned the poem Gunga Din, The Jungle Book, and The Just So Stories.

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“Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean that politics will not take an interest in you.”

Noted in 435 B.C. as “The First Citizen of Athens,” this general and political leader helped lead the young democracy through wars and greedy authoritarian perils from within, into Athens’ Golden Age was Pericles.

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“A lie can travel half way round the world before the truth can put its shoes on.”

 This mid-19th century British Baptist preacher held audiences spellbound in the the New Park Street Chapel and truly knew how to belt out a hymn – and a hymnal.  Charles Spurgeon

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“The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.” This petroleum industrialist lived by the success creed of “rise early, work late, and strike oil.”  John Paul Getty

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“Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.”   This recently deceased American wit was known as “the last humorous conservative.”
– P.J. O’Rourke

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“If a man does not keep pace with his fellows, perhaps it is because he marches to the beat of a different drummer.”

This son of a highly successful pencil maker traveled widely in Concord, MA, and found serenity in Walden Pond was Henry David Thoreau.

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“The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.”

 This Chief of the Hunkpapa Latoka tribe had a vision about the warriors of his nation swarming over the troops of General George Custer. It proved true.  – Sitting Bull

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Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characteristics of the other, is capable ore the highest reaches of human endeavor.

This existentialist French philosopher, novelist, and playwright was Jean-Paul Sartre .

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“The Internet is the Viagra of big business.”

 This revolutionary CEO of General Electric, caused such disruptive re-structuring within the firm that he was labeled “Neutron Jack” by his employees was Jack Welch.

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“I must be a mermaid, Rango.  I have no fear of   depths and a  great fear of shallow living.”

 This literary giant who led a “bohemian lifestyle” in Paris with author Henry Miller, wrote markedly insightful short stories, but was best known for her 16-volume personal journal, all but the last five of which are published in expurgated form.was Anais Nin.

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“It’s too bad all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs or cutting hair.”

This wry, cigar-smoking comedian who hit the big gigs with his wife Gracie, could sing, alas, as well as Jack Benny played the violin was George Burns.

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“Get action.  Seize the moment.  Man was never intended to become an oyster.”

 The one U.S. President who is most likely to stand on his “Bully Pulpit,” shake his fist and make this pronouncement, you’ll know this quote’s author.   – Teddy Roosevelt

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“If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone,    they’d never marry.”

This stabbingly insightful short story writer, who authored “The Gift of the Magi” and other gems, suggested married couples should “ injects a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.” was William Henry Porter – aka O. Henry

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“The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this:  If   Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune.  But if    someone were to drag him out again, that would be a calamity.”

This gentleman led the Conservatives, and twice was elected Prime Minister.  – Benjamin Disraeli

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“I have never made but one prayer, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.  And God granted it.”

 This French Enlightenment philosopher, author, and noted wit penned the still popular, thought-sparking novel Candide.

         – Volatire.

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“Progress is man’s inability to complicate simplicity.”

 This Norwegian adventurer and anthropolgist sailed his Kon-Tiki raft 8000 miles across the Pacific in an effort to prove possible contacts between ancient peoples of South America and Polynesia.   – Thor Heyerdahl

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“The illegal we do immediately.  The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”

This former Secretary of State and multi-decade political advisor at age 93 has just come out with another new book.  Henry Kissinger

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“If progress means going forward, what does Congress mean?”

Those words were spoken by  Paul Harvey the legendary radio announcer who invariably ended his social commentary show with a prolonged pause – and then “Good Day!”

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“People who enjoy meetings should never be in charge of anything.”

Those words were spoken by Thomas Sowell, the noted American Economist who was born in North Carolina, grew up in Harlem, was mentored by Milton Friedman, and thus influenced has come up with some of the most original and accurate theories on socioeconomics.

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“The key to being a good manager is to keep the people who hate me away from the ones who are still undecided.”

Those words were spoken by the enigmatic, language-contorting manager of the New York Yankees, Casey Stengel.

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“Men are more easily governed through their vices,  than through their virtues.”

Those words were spoken by Napoleon Bonaparte. While Julius Caesar has a salad named after him, this brilliant French leader has a pastry named after him.  Vive la vices.

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“All people fear change…but in time they will come to accept their silicon masters.”

Those words were spoken by Bill Gates.

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“When I die, I hope to go to Heaven – whatever  the Hell that is.”

Those words were spoken by the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged this Russian-born American writer was famed as the founder of Objectivism. – Ayn Rand

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Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Those words were spoken by Peter Benchley.

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“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t – and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

Those words were spoken by Robert Frost.

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“It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”

Those words were spoken by the legendary story teller also was the first to actually say, “United we stand, divided we fall.”  – Aesop

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“If I wait for genius to come, it just doesn’t arrive.”

Those words were written for Mr. James Bond by Ian Fleming.

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“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

Those words were spoken by none other than John Wooden, who led the UCLA Bruins to 10 national championships in 12 years.

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“I don’t exercise.  If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Joan Rivers.

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“Power is like being a lady – if you have to tell people you are,  you aren’t.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the Prime Minister of England, she was; and she had it – in spades. Margaret Thatcher.

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“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay for it.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Alexis de Tocqueville

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“Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Robert Browning.

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“It’s easy enough to titter when the stew is smokin’ hot.  But hit’s mighty hard to giggle when dey’s nothin’ in the pot.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Spike Milligan.

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“One-fifth of the people are against everything all of the time.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the U.S. Attorney general  Robert Kennedy

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order to learn how to do it.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the artist who pioneered cubism, knew very well how to paint, and taught himself the art of self-promotion so well that the artist transformed into icon.  – Pablo Picasso

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“First they ignore you – then they laugh at you – then they fight you – Then you win.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the most successful non-violent revolutionary –  giant among men – – Mahatma Ghandi

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“Immaturity is the inability to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another.”

And I guess the converse must be true…

Those words were spoken by none other than the very original thinker & brilliant Philosopher – Immanuel Kant.

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“I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.”

Those words were spoken by none other than Galileo Galilei.

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“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck – but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the hilarious, Oscar-winning comedian, Mr. Steve Wright.

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“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance   that we can solve them.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the ultimate guru of Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov

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“If it comes to the decision between having a government without newspapers and newspapers without government, I find myself fully in favor of the latter.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the founding father and great champion of democracy and believer in the power of the people – Mr. Thomas Jefferson.

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“Let your words be a little wild – they ought to be – for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking.”

Those words were spoken by none other than the revolutionary British economist -–  John Maynard Keynes

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“Don’t confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one, Helen Keller is the other.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than Emma Bombeck.

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 “I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it.  If people are disillusions by that remark, I can’t help it.  It’s the truth.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than Charlie Chaplin.

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“Private property began the instant some person had a mind of his own.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than  E.E. Cummings

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“Reality is the primary cause of stress for those in touch with it.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Lily Tomlin.

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“When an actor comes to me on the set and asks, ‘but what’s my motivation?,’  I say, ‘Your salary.’”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the TV and movie director who brought murder back into our homes, where, he felt, it belongs.

– Alfred Hitchcock.

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“When in doubt, mumble;  When in trouble, delegate; and when in charge, ponder.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the author of How to be a Sincere Phoney – Mr. James H. Boren

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“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

Author: Those words were spoken by one of Boxing’s greatest champions, Muhammad Ali.

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“Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only  after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that   some fellow, by mere chance, holds onto it!”

Author: Those words were spoken by the “King of the Wild Frontier” , Davy Crockett.

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“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the American psychologist, Abraham Maslow.

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“The most indespensible ingredient to home cooking: is…Love for those you are cooking for.” 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the alluring movie star who inspired a great many appetites all on her own – Ms. Sophia Loren.

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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders.  But they have never failed to imitate them.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by James Baldwin , novelist, playwright, poet, and social activist.

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“I would rather make my name than inherit it.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by William Makepeace Thackery

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“I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building.  I felt better right away.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the controversial, counter-culture comedian authored Brain Droppings, and made millions laugh over his routine: “The Seven Dirty Words that are keeping us from winning the war.  – George Carlin

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“We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashioned way.  We pay it back.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by  Lee Iacocca

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“It is wisest to see things from a boy’s point of view.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the tenacious British Army officer retired to found the Boy Scout movement in 1910, aiming to “bring boys’ spirits to light.” Robert Baden-Powel

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“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a  medieval study hall.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the famed Green Bay Packers football coach admitted to a slight bias in the offering of this quote.   Vince Lombardi

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 “Common sense is the set of prejudices acquired by  age eighteen.”

Author: Those words were spoken by the inventor of the world’s best known formula: E=mc2, by age 15, had read Immanuel Kant and written On the investigation of the state of ether in a magnetic field.   Albert Einstein

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“Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that once it is  competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by author and editor Isaac Asimov

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“If future generations are to remember us with more gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just miracles of technology.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the 36th President and legendary lawmaker pushed through the Civil Rights act – Mr. Lyndon Johnson.

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“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the American President who saw us through the Civil War believed that war, like conversation, should be completed “with malice towards none.” Abraham Lincoln

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“Why doesn’t the fellow who says, ‘I’m no speechmaker,’ let it go at that, instead of giving us a demonstration?”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Kin Hubbard

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 “Self-made men tend to be a little too proud of the job.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Josh Billings

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“Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Razor-tongued journalist of America’s politics and well-foibled culture – Mr P.J. O’Rourke.

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“Washington D.C. is a city of southern efficiency and northern charm.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by  John F. Kennedy

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There is a vast difference between the savage and the civilized man.  But it is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Helen Rowland,  This New York Times Journalist wrote a column “Reflections of a Bachelor Girl” and the wittily truth-laden book “A Guide to Men.”

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“Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.

Author:  Those words were spoken by this Pennsylvania-born, wildly best-selling novelist of suspense thrillers penned “Demon Seed” and “The Key to Midnight.”. Dean Kootz.

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“Maturity comes when you have the first real good laugh at yourself.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by “The First Lady of the American Theatre”, Ethel Barrymore

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“Women have always been the guardians of wisdom and humanity which makes them natural, but usually secret rulers.  The time has come for them to rule openly, but together with and not against men.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by the Polish-born psychotherapist wrote the groundbreaking 1977 book “Bisexuality.”  Dr. Charlotte Wolff

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“The bitterness of poor service remains long after the elation of low prices is forgotten.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Ben Franklin

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“Credit cards are like snakes – handle ‘em long enough and one  of them will bite you.”

Author: Those words were spoken by Elizabeth Warren

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“The chief value of money is that one lives in a world in which  it is overestimated.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by H.L. Mencken

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“The only difference between death and taxes is that death  doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Will Rogers.

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“Humanity is the virtue of a woman. Generosity is the virtue of    a man.”

Author: Those words were spoken by Adam Smith.

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“Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by Blackbeard.

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The chief value of money is that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than Razor-tongued journalist and social crktic – Henry Louis – that is HL Mencken

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Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials.  All of us need something scary to over come.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than poetess, critic, and author of the Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood.

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A leader is best when people barely know he exists.  When his work is done and his aim fulfilled, they will say, “We did it ourselves”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than The great, and recently late New Yorker Magazine cartoonist – Mr. Don Fardon.

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Honesty is the best Policy – OK – Now, What’s the second best policy?

Author:   Hint: Born 2 and a half millennia ago, this leadership-and-life directing Chinese philosphpher  and his Tao Te Ching addressed the same problems we seek to solve today  – Laozi (Lao –Tsuh)

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If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, very little would get done.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Amerian singer, comedian and columnist  – Henry Rollins

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Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the master of England’s literati in the 18th century – the Scot jibbing – Dr. Samuel Johnson.

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A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the grumpily New England Poet who recommended we take the road less traveled – Mr. Robert Frost.

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A Committee is a group that keeps minutes and looses hours. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than early Television master of one-liners – Mr. Milton Berle – who dragged joyously across the screen as Uncle Milty.

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Discourage litigation…Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man…There will still be business enough. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than a  wisecracking attorney – our rail-splitting 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln – who seized the opportunity to be one very good man.

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The ideal intern is committed, creative, organized, ambitious, independent and able to crack a smile whether meeting a celebrity or folding socks.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the 35-year-old founder of Glossier who herself began as a Vogue Intern.  Ms. Emily Weiss.

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Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.  

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the prophetic author of Brave New World – Aldous Huxley.

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  Every poor designer can go with things that are popular at the moment.  

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary fashion designer who made women round the world look even better – Mr. Oleg Cassini.

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A litigant is a businessman about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the sardonically sage author of the Devil’s Dictionary – Mr. Ambrose Bierce.

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He isn’t a real boss until he has trained subordinates to shoulder most of his responsibilities.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Cleveland’s wise witted publisher and author of “The business of Life” – Mr. William Feather.

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Anyone can be a millionaire – but to be a billionaire, you need an astrologer…

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than America’s either first or second billionaire – Mr. John Pierpont Morgan – see his library in NYC

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Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance may be educated, and drunkenness sobered…Ah but stupid lasts forever.  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the insightful Ancient Greek playwright and sage – Aristophanes – Read his Lysistrata, o ye ladies.

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If you use a philosophy education well, you can get in the door of any industry you please.  Industries are the blossoms on the tree and philosophy is the trunk that holds it all together.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the insightful poet, business essayist and founder of Killospher Apparell – – Criss Jami – Christopher James Gilbert

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The time to save is now.  When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone, He buries the one he’s got.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than America’s wise, witty, but never malicious humorist – Mr. Will Rogers.

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Credit Cards are like snakes – handle ‘em long enough and one of them will bite you.

Author:   Those words were spoken by none other U.S. Senator and 2020 Presidential contender. Ms Elizabeth Warren.

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Conformity is the jailer of Freedom and the enemy of Growth.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the United States’ 35 president who encouraged us to put a man on the on the moon – Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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There are two kinds of companies: those who work to change more and those who work to change less – we will be the first kind of company.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the world’s richest person for 2019 – Mr. Jeff Bezos – weighing in at around $148 billion.

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“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, Please press three.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the San Francisco Examiners prime sage and witty columnist – Alice Kahn.

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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot.  Others look at it as a cow they can milk.  Not enough people see it as a healthy horse pulling a sturdy wagon.

Author: This hard drinking, battle loving prime minister convinced the whole world during the second world war that England would never, never, never surrender. – Winston Churchill

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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than thepast century’s most perceptive, humorous and intelligent individuals – Mr. Albert Einstein.

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Don’t be distracted by criticism – Remember – the only taste of success most folks get is to take a bite out of you.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than the salesman, showman, lavishly read motivational author – Zig Ziglar.

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Horse sense is the one thing that keeps the horse from betting on people.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than wry witted – nearly ethical – liquor loving Mr. William Claude Dunkenfield – Better known as W. C. Fields.

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Since we think we have solved the mysteries of creation, perhaps we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence.

Author:  Those wise words were spoken by none other than the prince of theoretical physics and wizard of cosmological knowledge – the recently departed Mr. Stephen Hawking.

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Life’s a lot like mountaineering – never look down.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the first mountaineer to ever set foot on the world tallest peak – Mount Everest – Sir Edmund Hillary.

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The biggest mistake you can make is that you are working for someone else – Jobs are owned by your company – but you own your career.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the radio host and author of how to create miracles – Mr. Earl Nightengale.

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Everyone says ours is the best company in the world.  But the customer doesn’t care about the world – they care in we are the best in town – and that’s what I want too.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the CEO of Toyota Automobile Copmpany – Aiko Toyoda – Mr. aak-key – Toy 0d – ya

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary man of invincible spirit – Alexander the great.

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Knowledge may give weight – but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the wise and remarkably well traveled Greek Historian  Herodatus-  a tough one, I know.

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The herd instinct among economic forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than economist Edgar Fiedler who himself brought hit wit and expertise to the aid of American Presidents Nixon and Ford.

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Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the internet guru & master software refabricator – Mr. Bill Gates.

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The strong conviction that something must, must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary orator and Senator from The Granite State – Daniel Webster.

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Opportunity is often missed because it dresses in overalls and looks like work.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the crusty and brilliant inventor who lighted up our lives, Mr. Thomas Edison.

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Don’t worry about people stealing your design work – Worry about the day they stop.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the entrepreneurial web designer & founder of A List Apart Magazine, Jeffrey Zeldman.

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Success and failure are both difficult to endure.  with success comes drugs, divorce, fornication,bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide.  With failure comes failure. 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the prophetical author of Carch 22 – Joseph Heiler.

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An Acquaintance is a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than The Author of The Devil’s Dictionary – Mr. Ambrose Bierce.

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“Converting your passions into a job is the fastest method for eliminating any passion you once had.”

Author:  Those words were not spoken by none other than the ever-analyzing author of the Four Hour Work Week – Mr. Tim Ferriss.

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Be at war with your vices – at peace with your neighbor and let every new year find you a better man.

Author:  Those words were not spoken by our President – but by another self-made millionaire and founding father – Mr Benjamin Franklin

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the author of the Hobbit and Lord of The Rings – – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies – go ahead and succeed anyway.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the master educational innovator and head of Greenleaf Servant leadership center – Kent Keith.

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  Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the lampooning political Satirist, Mr. P. J. O’Rourke.

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Don’t stay in bed – unless you can make money in bed.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the lifelong active entertainer and comedian – Mr. George Burns.

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“If future generations are to remember us with more gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just miracles of technology.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than 0ur 36th President & legendary lawmaker who pushed through the Civil Rights act – Mr. Lyndon Johnson.

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Litigation is the basic legal right that allows every corporation its decade in court.

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the legendary retail guru guided the Wal-Mart, DreamWorks, and Microsoft – in and out of court. Mr. David Porter.

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“If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the gentleman who founded Virgin Airlines – and many other virgin enterprises, Sir Richards Branson

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“Money can’t buy friends – but it can get you a better class of enemy.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the famed and raucous Irish comedian Spike Milligan

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“Adversity makes Men – Prosperity makes monsters.”

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the sage french author of the original Le Miserables, Victor Hugo.

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“We could have saved the Earth – but we were too damned cheap.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the wise and barbedly foresightful author, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut

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“Legislation and case law still exists in some parts of the United States permitting  the “passion shooting by a husband of a wife.”  The reverse, of course, is called homicide.”

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than Diane Schulder – the 1970’s fighting American attorney who help lift the nation’s dangerously restrictive abortion laws.

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“Give me the man who is wise enough to make a fool of himself…..” 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the prolific Roman historian who was wise enough to leven his histories with a little well aimed laughter – Tacitus.

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“First, get your facts – then distort them as you please.”   

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the barb-sharp humorist and river boat pilot, Mr. Mark Twain,  Samuel Clemens to you Conneticut Yankees out there.

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Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex – you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it – and thought of other things if you did.  

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the renowned author and verbal machety-ist of all Americas unjust foolishnesses.  Mr. James Baldwin.

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“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.” – ah advice to us all 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the consummate actor and individualist like those roles he played – Mr. Peter O’Toole.

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“If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it is the restaurant business.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the recently late and much lamented chef Anthony Bourdain, who truly knew the wisdom of these words.

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“May the gods confound that man who first discovered how to distinguish hours – and set up a sun dial to hack and cut my days so wretchedly into small portions.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the ancient Roman Playwright, Plautus – who even then was haunted by time being sliced too thinly.

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“If you make the absolutely best product out there – they will buy it, they have to buy it, they cannot afford not to buy it.”  

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the inventor of the best cartoons of his times – founder of Mickey Mouse & the Disney empire – Mr. Walt Disney.

 

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If I had 16 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first 9 sharpening my axe. 

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the 16th President of these United States – and veteran rail splitter, Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

 

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The way to get things done is to not concern yourself with who gets credit for doing them.

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the Scholar and agile with who remade Oxford University – Mr. Benjamin Jowett.

 

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You had better take for business a man who is somewhat absurd, rather than one who is over formal. 

 

Those words were spoken by none other than the marvelous with of Queen Elizabeth’s court – and deft wielder of the quill pen – Francis Bacon.

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Our Gross National product measures neither our wit nor courage, nor our wisdom, our learning nor our compassion.  Thus it measures everything… except that which makes life worthwhile. 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the regrettably late and idealistically great Mr. Robert Kennedy.

 

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Our Gross National product measures neither our wit nor courage, nor our wisdom, our learning nor our compassion.  Thus it measures everything… except that which makes life worthwhile. 

 

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the regrettably late and idealistically great Mr. Robert Kennedy.

 

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The four most important words in business are, “What do you think?”

 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the founding leader of the one of the planet’s largest hotel chains – Mr. Bill Marriott Jr.

 

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There is a silly notion that failure is not an option.  Failure is always an option.  If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.

 

Author:  Those words were spoken by none other than the entrepreneurially insightful creator of Space X, Tesla, Inc, and Paypal – Mr. Elon Musk

From the episode Forging Top Business Team

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Everyone’s a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the sage and hilarious poet of ancient Rome – Publius Ovidious Nasso – who was knows as Ovid.

From the episode Art, Beauty and the Wolf at the Door

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I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the great newscaster and sage critic of our life and media – Mr. Bill Moyers.

From the episode The Mind Mastery of Elite Achievers

Formal education will make you a living – Self education will make you a fortune.

Author:Those words were spoken by none other than the Top Consultant to Exxon and so many corporate giants – Mr. Jim Rohn.

It is good sportsmanship to not pick up golf balls while they are still rolling.

Author: Those words and the business metaphor they embrace – were spoken by none other than the jocular aggrandizer of human nature – Mr. Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain.

I buy expensive suits – they just look cheap on me.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the self-effacing, fortune-amassing Mr. Warren Buffett.

Men wanted for hazardous journey – small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness , constant danger – safe return doubtful, Honor and recognition in case of success.

Who Said this in a newspaper advertisement?

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the most amazing of South pole explorers Mr Ernest Shackleton.

Fortunes are made by buying low and selling too soon.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the head of Europe’s great banking family – Mr. Nathan Rothschild.

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than America’s first billionaire – Mr. John David Rockefeller.

The Chief value of money is that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than one of the twentieth century’s most pin-pricking curmudgeons – that ripper of religions and all pomposities – Mr. H. L. Mencken.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the true king of rock and roll – the ambitious and drive to the top – Mr. Elvis Presley.

The greatest business Lesson I can recall is that if you are embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don’t forget the toilet paper.

Author: Those words were spoken by none other than the proliferant entrepreneur & founder so myriad virgin enterprises – Richard Branson.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, then quit. No sense in being a damn fool about it.

Author: The individual who said this was the master thesbian and prince of comedy who was able to attract many an alluring little chickadee W.C. Fields – William Claude Dunkenfield

I don’t make jokes – I just watch the government and report the facts.

Author: The individual who said this was the Native American lasso tossing humorist always roping in the truth about government and us folks – helping us take a good look and long laugh at ourselves. – Will Rogers.

Business Quotes Challenge – Who uttered that? Match these business Quotes to their authors given as Utensils on recent shows:

  1. If I Had it to do all over again, I’d make the same mistakes – only sooner.
  2. Incrementalism is innovation’s own worst enemy.
  3. Fortunes are made by buying low and selling too soon.

  1. Nicholas Negroponte
  2. Talulah Bankhead
  3. Nathan Rothschild

View Answers

1-B; 2-A; 3-C