"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is a covered dish."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Intellectuals have opinions on subjects they just heard about five minutes ago."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don't be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud, one is safe from the worst form of pride."

Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham
Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God invented chocolate, the devil added the calories."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Defeat may test you, but it need not stop you."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Diplomats were invented simply to waste time."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Mark Twain's Notebook"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dear Jesus, Please help Mommy and Daddy. Take care of Brother and Me. And please God, take care of yourself cause if anything happens to you we are in big trouble. Amen."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Understand that some of your enemies are amongst your best friends."

Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau "Diary of an Unknown"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"United States: .... A nation given either to unjustified over-enthusiasms or infantile furies."

John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul "The Doubter's Companion"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The dictates of the heart are the voice of fate."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All I want is a little more than I'll ever get."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pessimism: A valuable protection against quackery."

John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul "The Doubter's Companion"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you can actually count your money you are not really a rich man."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Chance is only the measure of our ignorance."

Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare "The Foundations of Science"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reason, vi. To weigh probabilities in the scales of desire."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance."

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt "On Violence"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques
Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "The New Eloise"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty."

Eliza Farnham
Eliza Farnham "Woman and Her Era"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, Second Series"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Let justice be done, though the world perish."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If God lived on earth, people would break his windows."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In every woman's life there is one real and consuming love. But very few women guess which one it is."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."

Frank Buchman
Frank Buchman "Remaking the World"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)