"Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. He is like a watch of which the most that can be said is that its cosmetic effect is good."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The etiquette question that troubles so many fastidious people on New Year's Day is: How am I ever going to face those people again?"

Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
Judith Martin (Miss Manners) "Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly ..."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In God we trust. All others pay cash."

 sign in a bar
sign in a bar

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Stupidity is generally it's own punishment."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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


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)