All Quotes and Proverbs

"Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Put your hand on a hot stove and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Quack, n. A murderer without a license."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Quality is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Quotations are sometimes valuable pearls, but original thoughts can be priceless treasure."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear."

Ihab Hassan
Ihab Hassan "The Right Promethean Fire"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Radical: Anyone whose opinion differs from ours."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."

John Updike
John Updike "Self-Consciousness: Memoirs"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Rain is the best policeman."

 police motto
police motto

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.... You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills."


Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Realists suffer more because they realize more reasons for suffering."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it."

Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert "Pensées de Gustave Flaubert"

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reality is a poor substitute for my dreams."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reality is for people who lack imagination."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reality is that part of the imagination we all agree on."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason and love are sworn enemies."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reason can never prove the existence of God."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reason in man is rather like God in the world."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Reason is the shepherd trying to corral life's vast flock of wild irrationalities."

Paul Eldridge
Paul Eldridge "Maxims for a Modern Man"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Reason, vi. To weigh probabilities in the scales of desire."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."


Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion assures us that our afflictions shall have an end; she comforts us, she dries our tears, she promises us another life. On the contrary, in the abominable worship of atheism, human woes are the incense, death is the priest, a coffin the altar, and annihilation the Deity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality."

Joachim Wach
Joachim Wach "The Comparative Study of Religions"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Religion is a great force: the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Getting Married"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)