All Quotes and Proverbs

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Why do people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?"


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?"


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?"

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why does the past look so enticing to us? For the same reason why from a distance a meadow with flowers looks like a flower bed."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby?"


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures."

M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher "Vin et Fromage"

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wine is "light held together by moisture.""


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour."

Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope "The Belton Estate"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom cries out in the streets, and no man regards it."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom does not trust to probabilities; it always marches in the midday light of reason."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom goes not always by years."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom is more to be envied than riches."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom is not additive; its maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents."

Khalil Gibran
Khalil Gibran "Between Reality and Fantasy"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two."

John Cheever
John Cheever "John Cheever: The Journals"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wise people know the fact, smart people know how to act, intelligent people don't react, brilliant people make an impact; but the truly nice people make wisely everyone understand how to act smart or intelligently react for a brilliant impact."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Wit is educated insolence."

Aristotle
Aristotle "The Art of Rhetoric"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"With all this darkness round me I feel less alone."

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett "Krapp`s Last Tape"

Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"With every word unspoken each moment comes undone."

Tarkan
Tarkan "Come Closer"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"With the cruelty of youth I allowed myself to be irritated by traits in my father which, in other elderly men, I have since regarded as lovable foibles."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Surprised By Joy"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you don't have a passport."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa "The Real Frank Zappa Book"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Without music, life is a journey through a desert."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)