All Quotes and Proverbs

"General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Genius differs from talent not by the amount of original thoughts, but by making the latter fertile and by positioning them properly, in other words, by integrating everything into a whole, whereas talent produces only fragments, no matter how beautiful."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Genius has no country. It blossoms everywhere. Genius is like the light, the air. It is the heritage of all."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius is one of the many forms of insanity."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Selected Writings"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Genius is the ability to look at things simply."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things that have no features."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius lasts longer than beauty."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful tone is silenced."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius sees the answer before the question."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius [...] has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble. [...] It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong, they are conflicts between two rights."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Gin-and-water is the source of all my inspiration."

George Gordon Byron
George Gordon Byron "Conversations"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Give a man a fish and he won't starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Captain Brassbound's Conversion"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Give me blood and I shall give you freedom."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "On Writing"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

P.J. O`Rourke
P.J. O`Rourke "Parliament of Whores"

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Glory to Women! They weave and entwine heavenly roses into an earthly life."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God became a man, granted. The devil became a woman. "


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God created Adam and Eve - not Adam and Steve."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God creates out of nothing. [...] but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners."

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard "The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God does not play dice with the universe."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."

John Donne
John Donne "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God gave us memories, that we might have June roses in the December of our lives."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God gave us time so that everything wouldn't happen all at once."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed ;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"God give me work, till my life shall end.
And life, till my work is done."

 Winifred Holtby`s epitaph
Winifred Holtby`s epitaph

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)