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I would imagine that more than just famous people say witty and insightful things but we never get a chance to hear it.  While anonymous might be the most highly quoted person, you have to have a certain level of fame to have a quote attributed to you.

Although the famous are often misquoted and misattributed.  When Elvis sings the song Are You Lonesome Tonight? in the middle he says “You know someone said that the world’s a stage And each must play a part.”  (Even Shakespeare gets forgotten).

So do you know who is responsible for these quotes?  Check your answers at the end.

1. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

2. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

3. Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable

4. I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself

5. An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

6. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

7. Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

8. Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

9. A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

10. Why do you have to be a non-conformists like everyone else.

Answers:

1. Groucho Marks, 2. John Kennedy, 3. Mark Twain, 4. Oprah Winfrey, 5. Dwight Eisenhower, 6. Will Rogers, 7. Albert Einstein, 8. Dorothy Parker, 9. H.L. Mencken, 10. James Thurber

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