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Wilson Mizner
(1876-1933) born on
May 19
US playwright, author. He was noted for "The Only Law," 1909; "The Deep Purple," 1910; and "The Greyhound," 1912.
         
   
F
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.

R
Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
A
If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.
N
Some of the greatest love affairs I've known involved one actor, unassisted.
K
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Quoted in: Alva Johnston, The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4 (1953).
N: attributed
K: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
   


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