All Quotes and Proverbs

"Interpretation is revenge of the intellect upon art."

Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag "Evergreen Interpretation"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Intolerance is evidence of impotence."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Winds of Doctrine"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Investigators are always divided into those who are looking for rules and those who are looking for exceptions."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?"


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Is there any such thing as wisdom not applied to life?"

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Is there life before death? - that is the question!"


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier, and is located in a critical region for American national security."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It always helps to know the answer when you are working toward the solution of a problem."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in."

 graffito, London, 70's
graffito, London, 70's

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a defect of God's humour that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a funny sort of justice whose limits are marked by a river; true on this side of the Pyrenees, false on the other."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a kind of happiness to know how unhappy we must be."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques
Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "The New Eloise"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a poor mouse that has only one hole."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor the judgement to hold their tongues."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a trait of fools to perceive the faults of others but not their own."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero "Tusculanae Disputationes"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a well-known statistical paradox that the average age of women over forty is under forty."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is always the best policy to speak the truth - unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is another of the miraculous things about mankind that there is no pain nor passion that does not radiate to the ends of the earth. Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organisation upon the natural organisation of the body."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Collected Essays"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is better for you to suffer an injustice than for the world to be without law."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)