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E. B. White Quotes
Brief author info: E. B. White (1899-1985) American humorist and essayist.
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The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
Why is it, do you suppose, that an Englishman is unhappy until he has explained America?
When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment, and education-sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across a street.
The world likes humor, but it treats it patronizingly. It decorates its serious artists with laurel, and its wags with Brussels sprouts.
Half a mans life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.
Liberty is never out of bounds or off limits; it spreads wherever it can capture the imagination of men.
When liberty's position is challenged, artists and writers are the ones who first take up the sword.
In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.
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