"We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well."


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)

"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)

"Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To learn from our enemies is the best pathway to loving them: for it makes us grateful to them."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Truth is no road to fortune."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak "Doctor Zhivago"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."


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)

"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)

"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Offer forgiveness not for their sake, but for your own health."


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)

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hope is a pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; but they are the instruments of the wise."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce."


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)

"When we can't dream any longer we die."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nature has some perfections to show that she is the image of God, and some defects, to show that she is only His image."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed."

George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)
George VI (Radio broadcast, September 23, 1940)

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only small minds are impressed by large numbers."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The future is a better key to the present than the past."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch me."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"So many men so many questions."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder."

Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder "Merchant of Yonkers"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "The Devil and the Good Lord"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems."

Anthony J. D`Angelo
Anthony J. D`Angelo "The College Blue Book"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Look at the photo, but paint from life: you're an artist not a camera."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)