Various

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The whole damn universe has to be taken apart, brick by brick, and reconstructed."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you can't appreciate it, you don't deserve it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. "

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cities are the abyss of the human species."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A committee is the only known form of life with a hundred bellies and no brain."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never confuse movement with action."


Rating: 3.86 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The bed comprehends our whole life, for we were born in it, we live in it, and we shall die in it."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Land, n. A part of the earth's surface, considered as property."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Many clever men like you have trusted to civilisation. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?"


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Defenceless, adj. Unable to attack."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God [...] created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Time Enough for Love"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones Dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. "

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Father Brown Mystery Series"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be on the world, not of it. As a waterdrop on a lotusleaf."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I am for it, and even against it."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world is not black and white. More like black and grey."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mostly only loss teaches us about the value of things."

Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer "Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Bargain - anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"No ideas and the ability to express them? That's a journalist."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "The Moon and Sixpence"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Put your hand on a hot stove and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You should be the change that you want to see in the world."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Advice, n. The smallest current coin."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Let no one drive you so low as to hate him."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Many clever men like you have trusted to civilisation. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Saying is one thing and doing is another."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To define is to limit."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)