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I didn’t know what else to call the items on this page. Quotable Quotes? Noteable Notes? Something else?

So I decided to just call ’em “Fortune Cookies,” and be done with it. Anyway, whatever they’re called, here are ten of ’em, randomly chosen just for you…


"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
    — Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them."
    — Franklin Jones


"In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season."
    — Bill Vaughan


"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
    — Abraham Lincoln


"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
    — Mark Twain


"Peace: In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting."
    — Ambrose Bierce


"I have opinions of my own. Strong opinions. But I don't always agree with them."
    — Former U.S. President George Bush


Foreign Aid - a tax placed on poor people in rich countries for the benefit of rich people in poor countries.


"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
    — Hector Berlioz


"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book."
    — Groucho Marx