Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.- Albert Einstein
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.- Khalil Gibran
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the f...- Vernon Cooper
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.- Irving Howe
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.- Wilbur Wright
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|Birth:||15th February, 1912|
|Death:||30th August, 1987|
George Mikes was born in Siklos, Hungary. He was a Hungarian-born British author and journalist, best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries. He graduated in Budapest in 1933 and started work as a journalist on Reggel, a Budapest newspaper. In 1938 he became the London correspondent for Reggel and 8 Órai Ujság. He worked for Reggel until 1940. From 1975 until his death he worked for the Hungarian section of Szabad Európa Rádió. He was president of the London branch of PEN, and a member of the Garrick Club. He wrote several books include: How to be an Alien, How to scrape skies, East is East, How to be inimitable, Switzerland for Beginners, The Land of the Rising Yen, How To Be Decadent, Tsi-Tsa, English humour for beginners, How to be a Guru, and How to be God.
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