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"When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Honolulu, it's got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife's mother."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic."


Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Measure others' greatness not by the position they hold but by their ability to treat it with reserve."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Stop following someone else's path, find your own."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Quality is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "The Professor's House"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Valor is common but great souls are rare."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day."

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

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The darkest hour is just before the dawn."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If words were invented to conceal thought, I think that newspapers are a great improvement on a bad invention."

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

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There exist only three respectable beings: the priest, the warrior, the poet. To know, to kill, and to create."

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire "My Heart Laid Bare"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Where there is great love there are always miracles."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "Death Comes for the Archbishop"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog!"


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Guess if you can and choose if you dare."

Pierre Corneille
Pierre Corneille "Héraclius"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Character develops itself in the stream of life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There's no sauce in the world like hunger."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All places are distant from heaven alike."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Superstition is the religion of feeble minds."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes vision and courage to create -- it takes faith and courage to prove."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I want to live in the words I throw away so someone may trip and find me someday."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "Notes from Underground"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)