All Quotes and Proverbs

"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The Creator made women to please the eyes and trouble the mind."


Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The cynic, a parasite of civilisation, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The darkest hour is just before the dawn."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The days of the digitals are numbered. The metaphor is built into them like a self-destruct mechanism."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "Leonce and Lena"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The death of dogma is the birth of morality."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The decalogue is too short in comparison to means of making sins."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million."

Arthur Koestler
Arthur Koestler "Darkness at Noon"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The descent to hell is easy, and those who begin by worshipping power soon worship evil."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Allegory of Love"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between a rebel and a patriot is wether who is in power."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."


Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other."


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The difference between medicine and poison is the dosage."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between outlaws and inlaws is outlaws are wanted."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter - it`s the difference between a lightning bug and the lightning."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The difference between vision and hallucination is action."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous... Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead."

Harold Rosenberg
Harold Rosenberg "The Tradition of the New"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The disastrous feature of our civilization is that it is far more developed materially than spiritually. Its balance is disturbed."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star."

Brillat-Savarin-Anthelme
Brillat-Savarin-Anthelme "Physiologie du Gout"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The distinction between a manager and a leader is as broad as the distance between control and inspiration."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach."

Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung "The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)