"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Manners are noises you don't make while eating soup."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Punctuality is the soul of business."

Thomas C. Haliburton
Thomas C. Haliburton "Sam Slick's Wise Saws"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We die of too much life."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "Nicholas Nickleby"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Education [...] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals."

G. M. Trevelyan
G. M. Trevelyan "English Social History"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free."

Sophocles
Sophocles "Fragments"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "The Hessian Messenger"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you don't have a passport."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love is the reason you were born."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good advice is an insult that should be forgiven."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I get little enjoyment out of women, more out of alcohol, most out of ideas."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"No battle plan survives contact with the enemy."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A retired husband is a wife's full time job."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The offender never pardons."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Compassion is the basis of all morality."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never cut what you can untie."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is eternal, and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Worry is interest paid in advance for a debt you may never owe."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hell is other people."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Suicide is the permanent solution to a temporary problem."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A library is thought in cold storage."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"With every word unspoken each moment comes undone."

Tarkan
Tarkan "Come Closer"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A pessimist is one who burns bridges before the enemy gets to them."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The hat is the pride of man; for he who cannot keep his hat on before kings and emperors is no free man."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The silence of a wise man is always meaningful."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Saintliness is also a temptation."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"[...] parables are unnecessary for recognizing the blatant absurdity of everyday life. Reality is lesson enough."

Jane O`Reilly
Jane O`Reilly "The Girl I Left Behind"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If we find a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)