"On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist invents the parachute."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."

Ellen Key
Ellen Key "The Woman of the Future"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"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)

"Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who fled will fight another time."

Tertullian
Tertullian "De fuga in persecutione"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "English Notebooks"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I'm going to live forever. Or die trying."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All art is an imitation of nature."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have."

Fred G. Gosman
Fred G. Gosman "How to Be a Happy Parent..."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Destiny is what we work toward. The future doesn't exist yet. Fate is for losers."

Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland "Girlfriend in a Coma"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you open a door, don't forget to close it. Treat your mouth accordingly."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading."

John Updike
John Updike "Buchanan Dying"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel."

James Thurber
James Thurber "Lanterns and Lances"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I believe that sex is the most beautiful, natural, and wholesome thing that money can buy."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe."

Harold Rosenberg
Harold Rosenberg "The Tradition of the New"

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "The Heart of the Matter"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"One good thing about my computer: it never asks why."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work."

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Letty Cottin Pogrebin "Family and Politics"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best way to correct a mistake is to make it right."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another."

Anatol France
Anatol France "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties."

Aesop
Aesop "The Fox and the Goat"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."

Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner "The Misalliance"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth is no road to fortune."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)