All Quotes and Proverbs

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers."


Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one. "


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen."

Samuel Paterson
Samuel Paterson "Joineriana: or The Book of Scraps"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Books, the children of the brain."

Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift "A Tale Of A Tub"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything."

Don Marquis
Don Marquis "The Rare Don Marquis"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Borrow money from pessimists - they won't expect it back."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist invents the parachute."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Both Socrates and Jesus were outstanding teachers; both of them urged and practiced great simplicity of life; both were regarded as traitors to the religion of their community; neither of them wrote anything; both of them were executed; and both have become the subject of traditions that are difficult or impossible to harmonize."

Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan "Jesus Through the Centuries"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 2.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Brave people may be persuaded to an action by representing it as being more dangerous than it really is."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bravery never goes out of fashion."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older."

John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos "The Ground We Stand On"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bride, n. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Building a better you is the first step to building a better America."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Building a conscience is what discipline is all about."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun."

Martin Amis
Martin Amis "Einstein's Monsters"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bulls do not win bull fights. People do."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Bureacracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism."

Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy "On the Contrary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

Jesus Christ Matthew 5:27-28
Jesus Christ Matthew 5:27-28

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Middlemarch"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth."

Dave Barry
Dave Barry "Dave Barry in Cyberspace"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By directing one good film, you prove that you had a movie inside of you. By directing two, you prove you are a director."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By doubting we come at truth."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim, and I am a Hindu only by accident of birth."


Rating: 4.63 (Number of Voters: 8)

"By enlarging your knowledge of things, you will find your knowledge of self is enlarged."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cabbage, n. A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

Jane Howard
Jane Howard "Families"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Call no man unhappy until he is married."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Canada is a country built against any common, geographic, historic or cultural sense."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cancer is so limited, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot kill friendships, It cannot cripple love, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot silence courage, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot conquer the spirit."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Capitalism was reasonably content under Hitler, happy under Mussolini, very happy under Franco and delirious under General Pinochet."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cats are meant to be loved, not to be understood."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture."

Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard "The Deep End of the Ocean"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)