Herb Stein's Unfamiliar Quotations

May 16 1997 3:30 AM

Herb Stein's Unfamiliar Quotations

On money, madness, and making mistakes.

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I was not the first person to observe this fact.

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Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing.

--Humorist Robert Benchley, quoted in The Algonquin Wits, 1968

This comes to mind frequently when I am emptying the dishwasher or engaging in a similar activity.

Herbert Stein, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He is a member of the board of contributors at the Wall Street Journal.