Various

"It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed."

George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)
George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Radical: Anyone whose opinion differs from ours."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Responsibility is the price of greatness."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. . . . The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive, contemplative mood."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In fact nothing is said that has not been said before."

Terence
Terence "Eunuchus"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Sketches and Essays"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A business is too big when it takes a week for gossip to go from one end of the office to the other."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God invented chocolate, the devil added the calories."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "English Notebooks"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."

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

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Perfection is a road, not a destination."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"DisneyLand: A people trap operated by a mouse."


Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear."

Ihab Hassan
Ihab Hassan "The Right Promethean Fire"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you."

Bert Leston Taylor
Bert Leston Taylor "The So-Called Human Race"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"First Law of Cooking: A Hot pot looks exactly the same as a cold pot."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies - never."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don't be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud, one is safe from the worst form of pride."

Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham
Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is the known and there is the unknown. In between are The Doors."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures."

M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher "Vin et Fromage"

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Republics come to an end by luxurious habits; monarchies by poverty."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Film music is like small lamp that you place below the screen to warm it."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age."

Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."


Rating: 9.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"True self is the part of us that does not change when circumstances do."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A line is a dot that goes for a walk."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Crack-Up, Notebook E"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What one doesn't understand one doesn't possess."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Gravity always wins."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself."

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt "On Revolution"

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The civilized man is a more experienced and wiser savage."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A weapon is an enemy even to its owner."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."

Malcolm Bradbury
Malcolm Bradbury "Stepping Westward"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God made the country, and man made the town."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)