All Quotes and Proverbs

"It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed."

George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)
George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly."

John Osborne
John Osborne "Tom Jones"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "Moon and Sixpence"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not work that kills, but worry."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "The English Constitution"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply there."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Letters of C. S. Lewis"

Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is said that the present is pregnant with the future."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is the great north wind that made the Vikings."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."

Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe "The House in Good Taste"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!"


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is very fashionable for good-looking ladies to say how hard it is to be beautiful, but that's not true. There are times when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It isn't enough for you to love money - it's also necessary that money should love you."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Father Brown Omnibus"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad."

Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett "Tales Form Margaritaville"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes vision and courage to create -- it takes faith and courage to prove."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It was not power that corrupted people, but fools who corrupted power."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It was partially my fault that we got divorced. I tended to place my wife under a pedestal."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door."

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien "The Fellowship of the Ring"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Fanny's First Play"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It's good to have a short memory because it keeps life fresh."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)