"It is easier to know men than to know a man."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Memory is the thing you forget with."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A painting is not about an experience. It is an experience."


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"A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world."


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"A man is not where he lives, but where he loves."


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"It's good to have a short memory because it keeps life fresh."


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"God helps those who help themselves."


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"If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing."

John Brunner
John Brunner "The Shockwave Rider"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Genius [...] has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble. [...] It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance."


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"We must always take risks. That is our destiny."


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"Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion."


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"Life is a hot day, perhaps death is a cool night. Life is a shallow bay, perhaps death is a clear, deep sea."


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"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."


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"The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better."

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes "Over the Teacups"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The lottery: a tax on people who flunked math."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws."


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"You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?"


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"In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence."

Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter "The Peter Principle"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of: a blessing that money cannot buy."

Izaak Walton
Izaak Walton "The Compleat Angler"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Journalists are pleasant people who ask unpleasant questions."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Genius is the ability to look at things simply."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"All that is good in man lies in youthful feeling and mature thought."


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"Small is beautiful."


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"Take care of the pence and the pound will take care of themselves."


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"Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting."


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"There may be love without jealousy, but there is none without fear."


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"Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth."

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real."


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"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."


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"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."


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"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

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"The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.."


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"Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion."


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"If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. "


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it."

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron "Scribble Scrabble"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."


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"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication."


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"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."


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"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality."


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"Poetry is the deification of reality."


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"The only exercise I ever take is walking up hospital stairs to visit friends who've damaged themselves by taking exercise."

Stormont Mancroft
Stormont Mancroft "A Chinaman in My Bath"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)