"Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only way out of today's misery is for people to become worthy of each other's trust."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams."

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire "Artificial Paradise"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Women don't make history, they complicate it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Some play at chess, some at cards, some at the Stock Exchange. I prefer to play at Cause and Effect."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Time: That which man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patriotism ruins history."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Marble Faun"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Money doesn't like fools but fools love money."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The hottest hearts are obtained by cats of lonely women."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. "


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Liberty is always unfinished business."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are three sides to any story, my side, his side and the truth."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't count your chickens until they've hatched."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Men love women because women are the loveliest things on God's earth. Women love men because chocolate can't mow the lawn."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Manners are the shadows of virtues; the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love, and respect."

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith "Sermons"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mankind cannot get on without a certain amount of absurdity."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Me got no education, me got inspiration. If I was educated I'd be a damn fool."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy."

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

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Cause and effect are two sides of one fact."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Truth never damages a cause that is just."

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every intelligent child is an amateur anthropologist. The first thing such a child notices is that adults don't make sense."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poetry [...] is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal - which the reader recognizes as his own."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."

Publilius Syrus
Publilius Syrus "Sentences"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"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)

"I don't believe in God, but I miss Him."

Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes "Nothing to Be Frightened Of"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)