„Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours.“

—  Yogi Berra

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Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, ISBN 0786867752, p. 163.

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American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

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