All Quotes and Proverbs

"Love stands opposed to death. It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death."

Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love talks and talks. Lust is brief and to the point."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love that is not madness is not love."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love the sinner and hate the sin."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love truth, but pardon error."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love works in a circle, for the beloved moves the lover by stamping a likeness, and the lover then goes out to hold the beloved in reality. Who first was the beginning now becomes the end of motion."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Love would never leave us alone."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults."

Rating: 5.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Love! Hate! Is there no third?"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Love's overbrimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love, and do what thou wilt: whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace; whether thou cry out, through love cry out; whether thou correct, through love correct; whether thou spare, through love do thou spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love: the only game that two can play and both can win."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love."

Terence "Andria"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Loyalty is like rubber: one can stretch it so far and then - it snaps."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Maids want nothing but husbands, but when they have them they want everything."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."

St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales "Introduction to the Devout Life"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man - who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man as we know him is a poor creature; but he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is traveling in the right direction."

William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge)
William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge) "Outspoken Essays: Second Series"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man has no choice but to love. For when he does not, he find his alternative lie in loneliness, destruction and despair."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. He is like a watch of which the most that can be said is that its cosmetic effect is good."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Unpopular Essays"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a luxury loving animal."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a messenger who forgot the message."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Moby-Dick"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave."

Thomas Browne
Thomas Browne "Urn Burial"

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away [...] A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him."

Plato "Phaedo"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a social animal."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a tool-using animal... Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a universe within himself."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Themes and Variations"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak "Doctor Zhivago"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the Universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. "

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is designed as a perfect device. However, some copies behave as if the manufacturer has forgotten to connect them with all the circuits."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)