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(Source: Brainyquote.com)

Thomas Chandler Haliburton: “Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.”

John Greenleaf Whittier: “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘What might have been’.”

William Safire: “I think we all have a need to know what we do not need to know.”


Apologies for missing yesterday’s ‘Quotes from writers born this day’ … here, to catch up, are Quotes from writers born YESTERDAY (16th December):

Jane Austen: “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

Noel Coward: “Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; not spread about like marmalade.”

Arthur C. Clarke: “This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.”