Every day, the Economist app offers a “Morning briefing”; a quick daily synopsis of world news in the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee.

At the end of the briefing you’re presented with a delightful screen "That's it" letting you know that you’ve reached the end of your briefing. Instead of ending there, which it could, the Economist team presents a little delighter. Much like that little chocolate at the side of your piazza-bought coffee cup, this little quote ends the morning session sweetly.

Here is a captured list of as many as I can remember to save:


"One always speaks badly when one had nothing to say."

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Leo Tolstoy

"Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy."

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Emma Lazarus

"Poetry must be simple, sensuous or impassioned."

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Marcel Proust

"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full."

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Shelby Foote

"People make a grevious error in thinking that a list of facts is the truth. Facts are just the bare bones out of which truth is made."

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Milton Friedman

"I say thank God for government waste. If government is doing bad things, it's only the waste that prevents the harm from being greater."

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Emile Durkheim

"Solidarity can grow only in inverse ratio to personality."

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Auguste Rodin

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."

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Abigail Adams

"We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions corresponding with them."

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"The wise man refuses to be led beyond his own depths."

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Catherine the Great

"Power without a nation's confidence is nothing."

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John Fowels

"Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical."

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