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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating the truth."

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Edna St Vincent Millay

"Life was not so much 'one damn thing after another' as 'one damn thing over and over'."

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William O Douglas

"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression"

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Friedrich Nietzsche

"Plato is boring."

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

"A man learns all his life, and dies the day he thinks that he has learned everything."

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Anatole France

"It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion."

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Giuseppe Verdi

"To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better."

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John Lennon

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination"

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Frank Herbert

"It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible"

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Niels Bohr

"Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them."

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers"

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Steve Jobs

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"

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