All Quotes and Proverbs

"The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The Polish Communists are just like radishes. They are only red on the outside."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue."

Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman "Anarchism and Other Essays"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "The Words"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest of human creature that walks."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The power of Heart is much stronger than the power of Mind to empower our life."


Rating: 9.30 (Number of Voters: 10)

"The preaching in the churches does not make the lightning rods on them unnecessary."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down."

Sean Stewart
Sean Stewart "Perfect Circle"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope."

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright "The Living City"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The price of greatness is responsibility."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Love in the Time of Cholera"

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth."

Edith Sitwell
Edith Sitwell "Taken Care Of"

Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The purpose of life is to fight maturity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The real genres: good and bad."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie."

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky
Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky "Less Than One: Selected Essays"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved."

Stephanie Martson
Stephanie Martson "The Magic of Encouragement"

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. All progress, therefore, depends upon the unreasonable man."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking [...] the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)
Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?"

William Morris
William Morris "News From Nowhere"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The rich are never as possessed by their riches as the poor are by their poverty."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Silas Marner"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The Rich must live more simply so that the Poor may simply live."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends."

Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo "The Godfather: Part III"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)