All Quotes and Proverbs

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Life of Galileo"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems."

Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)
Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"United States: .... A nation given either to unjustified over-enthusiasms or infantile furies."

John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul "The Doubter's Companion"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it."

William Pitt the Elder (speech, House of Lords, Jan 9, 1770)
William Pitt the Elder (speech, House of Lords, Jan 9, 1770)

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Unlucky woman is like a matchmaker - she selects men not for herself."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unrecognized alcoholism is the ruling pathology among writers and intellectuals."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Valor is common but great souls are rare."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Variety is the mother of Enjoyment."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Variety is the spice of love."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Victory depends on whether or not a duelist has the courage to fight until the bitter end."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Virtual reality is to the real world as preservatives to the food."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Vote, v. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Votes should be weighed not counted."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is a crime which involves all other crimes."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is a defeat for humanity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is death's feast."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is delightful to those who have not experienced it."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time."

Ian Hay
Ian Hay "The First Hundred Thousand"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is like love, it always finds a way."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Mother Courage and Her Children"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is merely the continuation of policy by other means."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is not a true adventure. It is a mere ersatz. Where ties are established, where problems are set, where creation is stimulated - there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Flight to Arras"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is organized murder, and nothing else."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is sweet to them that know it not."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is what happens when language fails."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War makes thieves, and peace hangs them."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War will exist as long as there's a food chain."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)