"By doubting we come at truth."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep."

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire "My Heart Laid Bare"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."

Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe "The House in Good Taste"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A forest bird never wants a cage."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Master Builder"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can cure the patient with food."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A word is elegy to what it signifies."

Robert Hass
Robert Hass "Meditation at Lagunitas"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man is his own hell."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."

Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer "The Presidential Papers"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I am prepared for the worst, but hope the best."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "The Wondrous Tale of Alroy"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Book of Burlesques"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only thing that has kept the race of men from the mad extremes of the convent and the pirate-galley, the night-club and the lethal chamber, has been mysticism - the belief that logic is misleading, and that things are not what they seem."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue."

Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman "Anarchism and Other Essays"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fame is something which must be won; honor is something which must not be lost."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things [...] have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower."

Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton "The Greek Way"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage."

Thomas De Quincey
Thomas De Quincey "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version."

Don Delillo
Don Delillo "The Names"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man without a friend is only half a man."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "Imagination: A Psychological Critique"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "Anti-Semite and Jew"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."

James Branch Cabell
James Branch Cabell "Silver Stallion"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tell the masses a lie often enough and for long enough, sooner or later they will all believe it."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalise them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Justice delayed is justice denied."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?"

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)