"[Statistics] The science that can prove everything except the usefulness of statistics."

Evan Esar
Evan Esar "Esar's Comic Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

André Bazin
André Bazin "What is Cinema?"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you sympathize with a married woman you either make two enemies or gain one wife and one friend."

Menander
Menander "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When words leave off, music begins."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is a bad proposition, half end in divorce, and the other half end in death."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works."

Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice "A Density of Souls"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Toilet paper too thin, newspapers too fat."

Winston Churchill (on America)
Winston Churchill (on America)

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Everything you can imagine is real."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Captain Brassbound's Conversion"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."

Simone De Beauvoir
Simone De Beauvoir "The Second Sex"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All diseases run into one: old age."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth exists; only lies are invented."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "That Hideous Strength"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a flower of which love is the honey."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every perfect life is a parable invented by God."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The fig leaf which once was put over the secret parts of man and woman in sculpture is now put over the face. The person does not matter."

Fulton John Sheen
Fulton John Sheen "Those Mysterious Priests"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Even though a marriage is made in heaven, the maintenance work has to be done here on earth!"


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!"

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What betrays us most often is neither our friends nor foes but our own tongue."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Never confuse movement with action."


Rating: 3.86 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good."

Helen Keller
Helen Keller "The Simplest Way to be Happy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else."

Will Rogers
Will Rogers "Illiterate Digest"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Honolulu, it's got everything. Sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife's mother."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)