"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "The English Constitution"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God, that checkroom of our dreams."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "The Heart of the Matter"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pornography is the theory, and rape the practice."

Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan "The Word of a Woman"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only thing experience teaches you is what you can't do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."

Raoul Walsh
Raoul Walsh "Klondike Annie"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. "

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith "Dreamthorp: Essays Written In The Country"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Any soldier worth his salt should be anti-war. And yet there are things still worth fighting for."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do-they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "John Bull's Other Island"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "Immortality"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Intellect is invisible to the man who has none."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear."

Ihab Hassan
Ihab Hassan "The Right Promethean Fire"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Northanger Abbey"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbour."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "O Pioneers!"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Worry is interest paid on a trouble before it is due."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To love and not be able to be together is like to ride in different cars on adjacent lanes - we ride side by side, we look to the windows of our cars, we smile at each other, but we can not change."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"No, God isn't dead; Freud and Marx are."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wherever art appears, life disappears."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. "


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)