All Quotes and Proverbs

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic."

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Power is the great aphrodisiac."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Power tires only those who do not have it."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness ... It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Prejudice is an opinion without judgement."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Probability is truth in some degree."

Errol E. Harris
Errol E. Harris "Hypothesis and Perception"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there."

George Orwell
George Orwell "The Lion and the Unicorn"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Programming under Windows is like starting a gourmet restaurant using ingredients from McDonalds."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose it's purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge, and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway "Death in the Afternoon"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverb - a definition ... The wisdom of many and the wit of one."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Jesting Pilate"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverbs contain within one or two lines the lessons of lifetime."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Psychology - the art of turning stupidity into illness."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it."


Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Punctuality is the soul of business."

Thomas C. Haliburton
Thomas C. Haliburton "Sam Slick's Wise Saws"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Punctuality is the thief of time."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Punishment is justice for the unjust."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)