All Quotes and Proverbs

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works."

Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice "A Density of Souls"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes."


Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do."

R. G. Collingwood
R. G. Collingwood "Speculum Mentis"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Perfection is a road, not a destination."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perfume; Any smell that is used to drown a worse one."

Elbert Green Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perhaps you do not understand me because you do not love me."


Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Pessimism: A valuable protection against quackery."

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

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pessimist's definition of an Optimist: Someone who knows today is so bad, tomorrow has just got to be better."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Pessimist: One who complains about the noise when opporuntiy knocks."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous."

Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti "The Secret Heart Of The Clock"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pessimists are Optimists with experience."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "A Dialogue"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Petty laws breed great crimes."

Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée)
Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée) "Wisdom, Wit and Pathos"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Philosophy begins in wonder."

Plato
Plato "Theatetus"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy begins with wonder."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report: H.L. Mencken`s Notebooks"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy fulfills the need to create for ourselves a single and complete concept of the world and of life."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Philosophy triumphs easily over past and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Book and the Brotherhood"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

André Bazin
André Bazin "What is Cinema?"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Physical prowess is for cowards; a little pain builds character."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Getting Married"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Physicians are like Kings - They brook no contradiction."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Planning lies with men; success lies with Heaven."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Plans are useless but planning is indispensable."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted."

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley "A Defence of Poetry"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)