All Quotes and Proverbs

"The only thing that has kept the race of men from the mad extremes of the convent and the pirate-galley, the night-club and the lethal chamber, has been mysticism - the belief that logic is misleading, and that things are not what they seem."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only thing that stops God sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only thing you get in life without effort is dandruff."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it."


Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."

Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke "The Lost Worlds of 2001"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only way out of today's misery is for people to become worthy of each other's trust."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only way to be number one is to be number one."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The opposite of love is not to hate but to separate. If love and hate have something in common it is because, in both cases, their energy is that of bringing and holding together - the lover with the loved, the one who hates with the hated. Both passions are tested by separation."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."

Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz "Social Studies"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."

James Branch Cabell
James Branch Cabell "Silver Stallion"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript."

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it."


Rating: 2.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The path of least resistance is the path of the loser."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray "Poetical Works"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal."

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) "Epistolae ex Ponto"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The pessimist complains about the direction of the wind, the optimist expects the direction to change, but the leader simply adjusts the sails!"


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The physicists say that I am a mathematician, and the mathematicians say that I am a physicist. I am a completely isolated man and though everybody knows me, there are very few people who really know me."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain."

Tertullian
Tertullian "De patientia"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The poet begins where the man ends. The man's lot is to live his human life, the poet's to invent what is nonexistent."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The poet who walks by moonlight is conscious of a tide in his thought which is to be referred to lunar influence."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet's scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death."

Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser "The Shepherd's Calendar"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)