"Life is the risk we cannot refuse."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

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


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)

"We sometimes find truth, but more often it finds us."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Anything you lose automatically doubles in value."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A smile on your face can be felt on anothers heart."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When the wine goes in, strange things come out."


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)

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, First Series"

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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

"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)

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


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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

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


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)

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


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sin is whatever obscures the soul."


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)

"The eye tells what the tongue would hide."


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)

"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)

"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)

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


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't grieve that your roses have thorns. Rejoice instead that your thorns have roses."


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)