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


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man."


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)

"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)

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


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 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)

"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)

"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)

"Every man has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."


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)

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


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth exists; only lies are invented."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All diseases run into one: old age."


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)

"No rules for success will work if you don't."


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)

"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)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

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)

"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)

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


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)

"Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."

John Osborne
John Osborne "The Hotel in Amsterdam"

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)

"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)

"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)

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"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)

"Books are ... funny little portable pieces of thought."

Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)
Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)

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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


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)