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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939

Wisdom's Corner

Wisdom's Corner

The English are mentioned in the Bible: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."—Mark Twain.

All great men have been betrayed by women. Bonaparte was, and so was I—Victor Hugo.

Arches and stately temples, which one age doth raise, doth not another raze?—Drummond of Hawthornden.

War, one 'war after another. Men start 'em who couldn't out up a good hen-roost.—Ezra Pound.

The film Industry was begun by men who had been thrown out by the theatre. That is why it is so bad—and so wonderful.—Sacha Guitry.

I was told the other day or an expensively-educated young woman who married a country squire ... A novelist asked her what library she got her books from. "Books?" she said. "Oh, well, we've only been married three months. We haven't needed a book yet."—W. A. Darlington.

It has always seemed to me a great absurdity that history and geography should be taught in schools; who ever learnt history and geography except by private reading?—J. S. Mill.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.—Oscar Wilde.