"The great wars of the present age are the effects of the study of history."


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)

"Man is a universe within himself."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Building a conscience is what discipline is all about."


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)

"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)

"Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We prefer being free men than imprisoned heros."


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)

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


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Anything you lose automatically doubles in value."


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)

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford "The Brown Decades"

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)

"Love is a smoke raised with the cloud of Sighs, a fire in a loving eye. When unhappy - sea lovers tears. What is more?'s Prudent madness. Bile stifling and sweet delicacy."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. "

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "Slavery in Massachusetts"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

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


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)

"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)

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


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)

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


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)

"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)

"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)