All Quotes and Proverbs

"Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life."

Paul Tillich
Paul Tillich "Christianity and the Encounter of the World Reli"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Religion will not regain its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science. Its principles may be eternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual development."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Religion, like poetry, is not a mere idea, it is expression. The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation [...]."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion, opium for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in an afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death--the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged."

Czeslaw Milosz
Czeslaw Milosz "Roadside Dog"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religions are kept alive by heresies, which are really sudden explosions of faith. Dead religions do not produce them."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Remember that failure is an event, not a person."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

John Adams
John Adams "The Works of John Adams"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Republics come to an end by luxurious habits; monarchies by poverty."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Resentment and anger are bad for your blood pressure and your digestion."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Resign, v. A good thing to do when you are going to be kicked out."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Responsibility is the price of greatness."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Rest in peace. The mistake shall not be repeated."

 Inscription on the cenotaph at Hiroshima
Inscription on the cenotaph at Hiroshima

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Revenge is a confession of pain."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Revenge is the most sincere form of forgiveness."


Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."

Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer "Barbary Shore"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Saintliness is also a temptation."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Santa Claus had the right idea. Visit everyone once a year."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "Notes from Underground"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Satire is a lesson, parody is a game."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Satisfaction is the death of desire."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Saying is one thing and doing is another."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Saying that men talk about baseball in order to avoid talking about their feelings is the same as saying that women talk about their feelings in order to avoid talking about baseball."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)