All Quotes and Proverbs

"Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore they are the work of men."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Morals - all correct moral laws - derive from the instinct to survive. Moral behavior is survival behavior above the individual level."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Selected Writings"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Moses dragged us [Jews] for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most great discoveries start with making a mistake."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most misfortunes are the results of misused time."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most of life's shadows result from standing in your own light."


Rating: 5.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their jobs done."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most open minds should be closed for repair."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Most problems have either many answers or no answer. Only a few problems have a single answer."

Edmund C. Berkeley
Edmund C. Berkeley "Computers and Automation"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most suicides are committed with a knife and fork."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most women are not so young as they are painted."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."

Rebecca West
Rebecca West "Ending In Earnest"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mostly only loss teaches us about the value of things."

Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer "Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations, as all other causes combined."

John Abbott
John Abbott "The Mother at Home"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Movies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Much reading has brought upon us a learned barbarism."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music can change the world because it can change people."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to remain silent."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Music fills the infinite between two souls."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Music is essentially useless, as life is."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Life of Reason"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Music is something that makes you feel, makes you think, and if you're really lucky, it makes you move."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work."

Lewis Thomas
Lewis Thomas "On Thinking About Thinking"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music is the exaltation of the mind derived from things eternal, bursting forth in sound."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Music is the eye of the ear."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Music is the space between the notes."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Music is too big for just one station, love is too big for just one nation and God is too big for just one religion."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)