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It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) US President (1961-63)
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When asked how he became a war hero. In A. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days, 4.9 (1965)
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Happiness is like a cat — if you coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it won’t come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you will find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

William J. Bennett (b. 1943) American politician, moralist
Commencement Address, George Mason University (22 May 1999)
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But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this Checker-board of Nights and Days;
Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.

Omar Khayyám (1048-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer
Rubáiyát, 51 [tr. FitzGerald, 1st ed. (1859)]
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