"Death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked."

St. Ambrose
St. Ambrose "De bono mortis"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Interpretation is revenge of the intellect upon art."

Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag "Evergreen Interpretation"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."

William James
William James "The Letters of William James"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."

Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz "Social Studies"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Peace begins with a smile."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers."


Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A smile is a curve that sets things straight."


Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Danger is next neighbour to security."


Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply there."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Letters of C. S. Lewis"

Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right."


Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers."

Horace
Horace "Epistles"

Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The truth is not always the same as the majority decision."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is designed as a perfect device. However, some copies behave as if the manufacturer has forgotten to connect them with all the circuits."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Courage is grace under pressure."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "Lady Windermere's Fan"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be."

Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler "The Long Goodbye"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."

Mignon McLaughin
Mignon McLaughin "The Neurotic's Notebook"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "Black Orpheus"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Letters on England"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is said that the present is pregnant with the future."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Henrieta Temple"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)