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Century Marks

“Genius . . . sometimes consists of knowing when to stop.”
     —Columnist George Will, citing a Charles de Gaulle maxim in making a case forthe U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan
“We all pray that our Lord, in His grace, may spare us from the devastation of a pandemic. Considering the implications, however, it would be prudent to prepare.”
     —Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, in a letter to Christian Reformed churches on the global H1N1 flu pandemic

“I take the ones I can afford and then trust in the Lord.”
     —Robert Brown, 60, from North Carolina, who has heart disease and emphysema, on coping with the rising cost of prescription drugs

“People wanted bigger weddings, newer carriages. . . . They were buying things they didn’t need.”
     —Mervin Lehman on why his Indiana Amish community is struggling financially


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