Wednesday Wordplay: The secret of being boring…

 

The secret of being boring is to say everything.
            — Voltaire

 

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
            — Charles Dickens

 

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
            — Josh Billings

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
            — Rose Kennedy

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
            — Freya Madeline Stark

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
            — Whitney Young

 

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
            — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
            — Albert Camus, Happy Death

 

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
            — James Thurber

 

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
            — John Cleese

 

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
            — Edgar Allan Poe

 

Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them.
            — Brock Clarke, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, 2007

 

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
            — Minna Thomas Antrim