"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have, by long experience, found women to be like Telephus's spear: if one end kills, the other cures."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The essential function of art is moral. [...] But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is very fashionable for good-looking ladies to say how hard it is to be beautiful, but that's not true. There are times when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art."

John Ruskin
John Ruskin "St. Mark's Rest"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sympathy means you feel like the other person, Empathy means you understand the other person."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is short and truth works far and long: let us speak the truth."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You do not inherit the earth of your ancestors, you borrow it from your children."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cities are the abyss of the human species."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Woman was God's second mistake."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"And the simple step of a simple courageous man is not to take part in the lie, not to support deceit. Let the lie come into the world, even dominate the world, but not through me."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hell is truth seen too late."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In all lives, there is a date where destiny forks either towards catastrophe or towards success."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't escape destiny if it has beautiful eyes."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An idle brain is the devil's workshop."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everybody's business is nobody's business."

Daniel Defoe (title of his pamphlet)
Daniel Defoe (title of his pamphlet)

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best jokes are those that life plays on us."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sometimes it keeps us alive hope, sometimes habit, and sometimes fear. In the first case this is life, in the other vegetation, in the third hell."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children."

Holbrook Jackson
Holbrook Jackson "All Manner of Folk"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties."

Sir James Jeans
Sir James Jeans "Mysterious Universe"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The majority is never right, unless it includes me."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man that should call every thing by its right Name, would hardly pass the Streets without being knock'd down as a common Enemy."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"International law is that law which the wicked do not obey and the righteous do not enforce."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All the best songs are co-written by God."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you take your kids too seriously, they'll drive you to drinking. If you don't take them seriously enough, you'll drive them to drinking."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and their politicians as jokes."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels."

Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello "Six Characters in Search of an Author"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul."

André Maurois
André Maurois "The Art of Living"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The cynic, a parasite of civilisation, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)