"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)

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."


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"Whenever one tries to suppress doubt, there is tyranny."

Simone Weil
Simone Weil "Lectures in philosophy"

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"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)

"Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"


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"I'll trade wisdom for youth any day."

Brad Pitt Los Angeles Times; December 26, 2008
Brad Pitt Los Angeles Times; December 26, 2008

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"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "Martin Chuzzlewit"

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"Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air."


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"Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: "Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I"."


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"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action."


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


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"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied."

Pearl Buck
Pearl Buck "What America Means to Me"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity in the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor
Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts."


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"Painting is very easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."


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"Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself,
And so shall starve with feeding."


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"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Notes on the Novel"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them."


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"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave."


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"History is statistics in a state of progression; statistics is history at a stand."


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"A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car."


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"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "The Rebel"

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"Most women are not so young as they are painted."


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"After the government takes enough to balance the budget, the taxpayer has the job of budgeting the balance."


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"You get old only when you start having more memories than dreams."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Conscience: keeps more people awake than coffee."


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"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)

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."


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"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to dark place where it leads."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."


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"We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers."


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"Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness."


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"Life is a zoo in a jungle."


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"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."


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"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them."


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"If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart."


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"Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict."


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"It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover."


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"I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year."


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"Death is the station, where we have to change to the next train. The appearance of the vehicle is changed, but our journey continues."


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"Civilized life begins with a boiled egg sitting upright in an egg cup."


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"You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun."


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"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."


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"I write to reach eternity."


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"Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)