All Quotes and Proverbs

"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Idealist: a cynic in the making."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Ideas are funny things - they don't work unless you do."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Ideas shape the course of history."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z ; X is work, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon "The Advancement of Learning"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If evolution was true, mothers would have more than two hands."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If fishes were wishes the ocean would be all of our desire."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If God does not exist, one will lose nothing by believing in him, while if he does exist, one will lose everything by not believing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If God lived on earth, people would break his windows."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If government were a product, selling it would be illegal."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If homosexuality were the normal way, God would have made Adam and Bruce."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I die, I forgive you; If I live, we shall see."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If intelligence had anything to do with the voting process, then all the smart people would vote the same."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If it is art, it is not for the masses."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If lawyers had been present on Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments would have twelve hundred amendments, all summing to the conclusion: The rich may ignore the rules, the poor will be hanged if they violate the smallest subordinate clause."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If marriages were made by putting all the men's names into one sack and the women's names into another, and having them taken out by a blindfolded child like lottery numbers, there would be just as high a percentage of happy marriages as we have here in England."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Misalliance"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If married couples did not live together good marriages would be more common."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?"

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)