All Quotes and Proverbs

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A weapon is an enemy even to its owner."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A winner loses more often than losers."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A wise man sees as much as he should, not as much as he can."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A wise person has something to say, a fool has to say something."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her... but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "The Moon and Sixpence"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A woman can only become a man's friend in three stages: first, she's an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A woman is a hunter without a forest."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as lusty as a man."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A woman never shot a man while he was doing dishes."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A woman who runs off with her lover is not abandonning her husband: she is sparing him a disloyal wife."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 9)

"A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "English Notebooks"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A woman's greatest power is her vulnerability."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A woman's passion is not the measure of a man's love."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A word is elegy to what it signifies."

Robert Hass
Robert Hass "Meditation at Lagunitas"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me."

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov "Strong Opinions"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A young person knows the rules but the old person knows the exceptions."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and fan a fire."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life.... The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)