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HEARD IN PASSING
January 26, 2012   
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“An arrogant person is successful in politics, often in science, certainly in sports, most visibly and strongly in business, and from time to time in the Church.”
- Prof. Jacek Hołówka, a philosopher and ethicist, on how arrogant people find it easier to succeed in some careers

“It’s capitalists who are entirely responsible for employment. If they can’t find jobs for all of us, let them go and build pyramids.”
- Lech Wałęsa, former president and ex-Solidarity leader, on rising unemployment

“It’s like in a fairy tale. Sometimes you have to praise the crow so that it drops what it has in its beak. The PO-PSL coalition has a majority of just three votes, so the prime minister wants the left’s support on many issues.”
- PSL deputy Stanisław Żelichowski, on why Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been showering Democratic Left Alliance leader Leszek Miller with compliments

“Only a Polish army officer can’t shoot himself in the head properly! More money for training!”
- A poster put up in Poznań by a group of young anarchists after a failed suicide attempt by a military prosecutor
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