Various

"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The purpose of life is to fight maturity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Nobody Knows My Name"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit."

George Santayana
George Santayana "The Life of Reason"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character."

George Santayana
George Santayana "The Life of Reason"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best number for a dinner party is two - myself and a dam' good head waiter."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Wild Duck"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nothing is quite as bad as being without privacy and lonely at the same time."

Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux "An Adultery"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Dust Tracks on a Road"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Fanaticism is to superstition what delirium is to fever, and what rage is to anger. The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories..."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Civilization means food and literature all round. Beefsteaks and fiction magazines for all. First-class proteins for the body, fourth-class love-stories for the spirit."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Eyeless in Gaza"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Never try to look into both eyes at the same time.... Switch your gaze from one eye to the other. That signals warmth and sincerity."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Idealist: a cynic in the making."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Meditations on Quixote"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Do What You Will"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator."

George Santayana
George Santayana "The Life of Reason"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true."


Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Both Socrates and Jesus were outstanding teachers; both of them urged and practiced great simplicity of life; both were regarded as traitors to the religion of their community; neither of them wrote anything; both of them were executed; and both have become the subject of traditions that are difficult or impossible to harmonize."

Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan "Jesus Through the Centuries"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All that is not given is lost."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment. What creates despair is the imagination, which pretends there is a future, and insists on predicting millions of moments, thousands of days, and so drains you that you cannot live the moment at hand. "


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)