All Quotes and Proverbs

"Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Panic: A highly underrated capacity thanks to which individuals are able to indicate clearly that something is wrong... Given their head, most humans panic with great dignity and imagination. This can be called democratic expression or practical common sense."

John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul "The Doubter's Companion"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all."

Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Parentage is a very important profession; but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of children."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Parents teach in the toughest school in the word: The School for Making People."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Part of being a hero is knowing when you don't need to be one anymore."

Alan Moore
Alan Moore "Watchmen"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Passion is the drunkenness of the mind."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Passion is the genesis of genius."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patience is something that you admire greatly in the driver behind you but not in the one ahead of you."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patience is the greatest of all shock-absorbers."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patience is the plaster of all sores."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill. "

Richard Aldington
Richard Aldington "Colonel's Daughter"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice... No law will make a citizen a patriot."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Patriotism ruins history."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Pay attention to your enemies. They are the first to discover your mistakes."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Peace begins with a smile."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Peace puts forth her olive everywhere."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge."

Holbrook Jackson
Holbrook Jackson "Anatomy of Bibliomania"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "Of Human Bondage"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"People can have the Model T in any colour - so long as it's black."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People don't like reality, they don't like common sense, until age forces it on them."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People in your life will come and go like the ocean tides, but few will leave such an imprint on your soul that it can not be washed away."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage others."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People who are lonely are those who do not know what to do with the time when they are alone."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it."


Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)