"Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A piece of writing is the product of a series of explosions in the mind."


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)

"Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius."

Amiel-Henri-Frederic
Amiel-Henri-Frederic "Journal Intime"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter."

Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan "La Chamade"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa "The Real Frank Zappa Book"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Rest in peace. The mistake shall not be repeated."

 Inscription on the cenotaph at Hiroshima
Inscription on the cenotaph at Hiroshima

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to "that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress", and you find that you're the one in the green dress."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Justice begins with the recognition of the necessity of sharing."

Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti "Crowds and Power"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Jealousy is a grievous passion that jealously seeks what causes grief."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope."

Epictetus
Epictetus "Dissertations"

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)

"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their jobs done."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Beauty is only the promise of happiness."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

Rex Stout
Rex Stout "Death Of A Doxy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man as we know him is a poor creature; but he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is traveling in the right direction."

William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge)
William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge) "Outspoken Essays: Second Series"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave."

Louis Kronenberger
Louis Kronenberger "Company Manners"

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)

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report: H.L. Mencken`s Notebooks"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between outlaws and inlaws is outlaws are wanted."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."

Betty Ford
Betty Ford "The Last Word"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men give love to get sex, Women give sex to get love."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a balancing of differences."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many a wife thinks her husband is the world's greatest lover. But she can never catch him at it."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Life of Reason: Reason in Religion"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Physicians are like Kings - They brook no contradiction."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)