All Quotes and Proverbs

"The road to success is always under construction."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

Rating: 6.59 (Number of Voters: 22)

"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The same wind snuffs candles yet kindles flames; so, where absence kills a little love, it fans a great one."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The schools begin with what they call the elements, and where do they end?"

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

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of a long life is knowing when it's time to go."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Parents and Children"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The secret of eternal youth is arrested development."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The secret of success is to offend the greatest number of people."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "Immortality"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The shadows of things are greater than themselves; and the more exaggerated the shadow, the more unlike the substance."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The shortest answer is doing."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The silence of a wise man is always meaningful."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool."

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling "Plain Tales from the Hills"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The situation of our youth is not mysterious. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The soul is like a pair of winged horses and a charioteer joined in natural union."

Plato "Phaedrus"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a deal longer."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The spirit of poetry combines the profundity of the philosopher and the child's delight in bright pictures."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-these are the pillars of society."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "Pillars of Society"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt."

Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."

Thomas Szasz
Thomas Szasz "The Second Sin"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "Memoirs of My Life"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)