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Drink

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult.    P. J. O’Rourke

Patrick Jake O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947), known as P.J. O’Rourke, is an American political satirist and journalist. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic MonthlyThe American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio‘s game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!. Since 2011, he has been a columnist at The Daily Beast.

In the UK, he is known as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s. He is the author of 20 books, the best known of which are Holidays in Hell, a compilation of O’Rourke’s articles as a free-lance foreign correspondent, All the Trouble in the World, an examination of current political concerns such as global warming and famine from a libertarian perspective.

 

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Opinion

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A younger Mark Twain

 

When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet’s opinion disturbs us more than an emperor’s.-  “An Undelivered Speech”, 3/25/1895, Mark Twain.

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Kind

Abraham Heschel

When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people.               Abraham Joshua Heschel  

Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the American Civil Rights movement.

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