"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Congratulation, n. The civility of envy."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Exactitude is not truth."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. The only real, dignified, human doctrine is the greatest good of all."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Contarini Fleming"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To know the history of philosophy is to know that the highest thinkers of the ages, the seers of the tribes and the nations, have been optimists."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Collected Letters"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The happiness of society is the end of government."

John Adams
John Adams "Thoughts on Government"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Literature is the noblest of all the arts. Music dies on the air, or at best exists only as a memory; oratory ceases with the effort; the painter's colors fade and the canvas rots; the marble is dragged from its pedestal and is broken into fragments."

Elbert Green Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No answer is also an answer."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers."

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing "Minna von Barnhelm"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If there is no God, man is most unfortunate freak of nature. "


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sin promises like a God but pays like a Devil."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no result in nature without a cause; understand the cause and you will have no need of the experiment."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?"

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo "Les Miserables"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature is, after all, the only book that offers important content on every page."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village."

Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan "Gutenberg Galaxy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Anyone who had ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "Fifth Avenue Uptown: A Letter from"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Scenes of Clerical Life"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man."

Percival Arland Ussher
Percival Arland Ussher "An Alphabet of Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When war is declared, truth is the first casualty."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Images are nearer reality than cold definitions."

Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)
Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Victory depends on whether or not a duelist has the courage to fight until the bitter end."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Is there life before death? - that is the question!"


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Optimism is the opium of the people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)