All Quotes and Proverbs

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Education [...] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals."

G. M. Trevelyan
G. M. Trevelyan "English Social History"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Education: How come we have smart bombs and dumb kids?"


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Einstein was a giant. His head was in the clouds, but his feet were on the ground. Those of us who are not so tall have to choose!"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

Dave Barry
Dave Barry "The Taming of the Screw"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships."

Clifford Stoll
Clifford Stoll "Silicon Snake Oil"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel "Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Empirical knowledge is exclusively a knowledge of probabilities."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "Mind and the World-Order"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses."

John Florio
John Florio "Second Frutes"

Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."

Malcolm Bradbury
Malcolm Bradbury "Stepping Westward"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Englishmen never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had often heard shoes described, but had never seen any."

Margaret Halsey
Margaret Halsey "With Malice Toward Some"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Envy is a thousand times worse than hunger, since it is hunger of the spirit."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow`s blessings instead of your own."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Envy is the basis of democracy."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Conquest of Happiness"

Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Envy is the ulcer of the soul."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Envy plus rhetoric equals "social justice"."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: "Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I"."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but it will never be a reality."


Rating: 10.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?"


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Error is the price we pay for progress."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Error is to truth as sleep is to waking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 8.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Eternity is in love with the productions of time."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Eternity is the time required to visit every area of the universe."


Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ethics is not about the way things are, it is about the way things ought to be."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Ethics [...] are nothing but reverence for life."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Even a short pencil is more reliable then the longest memory."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Even before the music begins there is that bored look on people's faces. A polite form of self-imposed torture, the concert."

Henry Miller
Henry Miller "Tropic of Cancer"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Even if we accept, as the basic tenet of true democracy, that one moron is equal to one genius, is it necessary to go a further step and hold that two morons are better than one genius?"


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even optimists have a 100% mortality rate."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)