"I speak others' minds only to speak my own the more."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference and a longer view and finds them incongruous. It dampens enthusiasm; it mocks hope; it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation."

Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder "The Eighth Day"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has."

Will Rogers
Will Rogers "The Illiterate Digest"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"My work is my only relationship to everything."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Hands that help are holier than lips that pray."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Any man who thinks he deserves heaven is not a Christian. But for any man who knows he deserves hell there is hope."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What does a fish know about the water in which it swims all its life?"


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are only what we are; not what we would be; nor every thing we hope for. We are but a step in a scale, that reaches further above us than below. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Of course a platonic relationship is possible - but only between husband and wife."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth is eternal, and the quest for Truth must also be eternal."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The eye tells what the tongue would hide."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a luxury loving animal."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody can be of any help except by being kind, generous, and patient."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth is the light; So you never give up the fight."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Science and Culture"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Experience is a good school. But the fees are high."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Orgies are an early form of what will someday become sex by committee."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sin is whatever obscures the soul."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Education: How come we have smart bombs and dumb kids?"


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life."

Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig "The World of Yesterday"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories..."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The zoo is a place for animals to study the behaviour of human beings."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)