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

Aesop
Aesop "The Fox and the Goat"

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)

"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)

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


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)

"Faith is not faith until it's all you're holding on to."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a deal longer."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


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


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."


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)

"A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true."

Ray Evans
Ray Evans "To Each His Own"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Five out of four people have problems with fractions."


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


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)

"We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

Jane Howard
Jane Howard "Families"

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)

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "What I Believe"

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)

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


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Of the three prerequisites of genius; the first is soul; the second is soul; and the third is soul."


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)

"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)

"The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I die, I forgive you; If I live, we shall see."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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)

"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)

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition."


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)

"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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"So many men so many questions."


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)