All Quotes and Proverbs

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Opportunity knocks only once."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Optimism is the content of small men in high places."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable."

Voltaire "Candide"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Optimism is the opium of the people."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Optimist (n) - A person who spends the last dollar to buy a new wallet."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Optimist is the one who looks at bullshit and sees fertilizer."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Optimists are badly informed pessimists."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Orgies are an early form of what will someday become sex by committee."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met."

Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz "Social Studies"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Adam Bede"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is going on."

Jane Wagner
Jane Wagner "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life [...]"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Our memory and our identity are ever at odds."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and make no one happy when they are finished."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our pleasures are imagined, but our griefs are all real."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our senses are the landing ports of our spiritual enemies."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our technology has surpassed our humanity."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our true nationality is mankind."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our two eyes do not make our lot better; one serves us to see the good things, the other the evils of life. A lot of people have the bad habit of closing the first, and very few close the second."

Voltaire "The One-Eyed Porter"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our virtues and failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more."

Nikola Tesla (attributed)
Nikola Tesla (attributed)

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Pain is your friend; it lets you know that you're still alive."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Painting is very easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)