All Quotes and Proverbs

"Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it."

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

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Poetry is life distilled."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."

Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg "Ginsberg: A Biography"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is the deification of reality."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."

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

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is the work of the bard and of the people who inspire him."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."

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

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poetry must be new as foam, and as old as the rock."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Poetry [...] is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal - which the reader recognizes as his own."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity."


Rating: 2.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Policemen are numbered in case they get lost."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politeness , n. The most acceptable hypocrisy."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Politeness is the flower of humanity."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politicians and Diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politicians are the best alternative to warlords that we have yet conceived."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity."

Vera Brittain
Vera Brittain "The Rebel Passion"

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics is a substitute for violence."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Politics is occupational therapy for the morally handicapped."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Politics is the enemy of the imagination."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Poor people have problems; rich people have challenges."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pornography is the theory, and rape the practice."

Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan "The Word of a Woman"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Poverty is death in another form."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power acquired by violence is only an usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Encyclopedia"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance."

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt "On Violence"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!"

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "Crime and Punishment"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)