Quotes

Every day, the Economist app offers a “Morning briefing”; a quick daily synopsis of world news in the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee.

At the end of the briefing you’re presented with a delightful screen "That's it" letting you know that you’ve reached the end of your briefing. Instead of ending there, which it could, the Economist team presents a little delighter. Much like that little chocolate at the side of your piazza-bought coffee cup, this little quote ends the morning session sweetly.

Here is a captured list of as many as I can remember to save:

Will Rogers

"The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity."

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Richard Hooker

"Words must be taken according to the matter whereof they are uttered."

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Sean Connery

"Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile."

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Federico Fellini

"God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again."

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Joan Robinson

"There is no such thing as a normal period in history. Normality is a fiction of economic textbooks."

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A.J. Ayer

"No moral system can rest solely on authority."

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Kano Jigoro

"There are people who are excitable by nature and allow themselves to become angry for the most trivial readons."

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François Mitterrand

"The youth are not always right, but the society which ignores them and beats them is always wrong."

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Jacques Barzun

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."

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Diana Trilling

"ideoloy is the sterner face of myth and we're a myth-making people."

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Doris Lessing

"In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools."

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John Dewey

"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is it's midwife."

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