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Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - October 22, 2016
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977), Journal of a Character, 1931  
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14  
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)  
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
Russell Baker (1925 - )  
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