"Power acquired by violence is only an usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Encyclopedia"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If not against us, nature is not for us."


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"Life without a friend is death without a witness."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The mortgage is still in our name but, increasingly, the house is theirs. One diaper, one vote."

Fred G. Gosman
Fred G. Gosman "How to Be a Happy Parent..."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "History of the French Revolution"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end. "

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

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

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

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Having a talent is not enough: one must also have your permission to have it."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All autobiographies are lies. I do not mean unconscious, unintentional lies: I mean deliberate lies."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A miracle is the violation of mathematical, divine, immutable, eternal laws. By this very statement, a miracle is a contradiction in terms. A law cannot be immutable and violable at the same time."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We keep seeking our angel, demons come unsought."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fortune sides with he who dares."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"America is a mistake, a giant mistake."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind."

William Golding
William Golding "Pincher Martin"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than through grave teaching."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Life of Galileo"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."

Malcolm Bradbury
Malcolm Bradbury "Stepping Westward"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Great writers are the saints for the godless."


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"Our memory and our identity are ever at odds."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is."


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"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."


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"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."


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"Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error."


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"When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win."


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"The only difference between a rut and a grave... is in their dimensions."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time is not a line, but a series of now-points."


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"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future."


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"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."


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"It was not power that corrupted people, but fools who corrupted power."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True works of art contain their own theory and give us the measurement according to which we should judge them."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe letter to Johann Friedrich Cotta
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe letter to Johann Friedrich Cotta

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)