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Witter Bynner
(1881-1968) born on
Aug 10
US author. He wrote "The Jade Mountain," 1929, translation of Chinese poetry; "Indian Earth," 1929.
         
   
F
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different . . .

R
Name me no names for my disease
With uninforming breath;
I tell you I am none of these,
But homesick unto death.
A
Existence is beyond the power of words to define:
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
N
The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.
K
A leader is best when people barely know he exists.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Way of Life according to Laotzu - An American Version."
R: In "Complete Toastmaster," by Herbert V. Prochnow, 1960.
A: "The Way of Life according to Laotzu - An American Version."
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
   


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