"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."


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)

"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)

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True love never grows old."


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)

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."


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 is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste."

Logan Pearsall Smith
Logan Pearsall Smith "Afterthoughts"

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)

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


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)

"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)

"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)

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a luxury loving animal."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Marriage is a bad proposition, half end in divorce, and the other half end in death."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Justice is truth in action."

Benjamin Disraeli (or Joseph Joubert)
Benjamin Disraeli (or Joseph Joubert)

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

André Bazin
André Bazin "What is Cinema?"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Toilet paper too thin, newspapers too fat."

Winston Churchill (on America)
Winston Churchill (on America)

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Striving for better life we waste the one we already have."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you sympathize with a married woman you either make two enemies or gain one wife and one friend."

Menander
Menander "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never lend money. It causes amnesia."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When words leave off, music begins."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works."

Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice "A Density of Souls"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de
Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"[Statistics] The science that can prove everything except the usefulness of statistics."

Evan Esar
Evan Esar "Esar's Comic Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."

John Osborne
John Osborne "The Hotel in Amsterdam"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth!"

Stendhal
Stendhal "The Charterhouse of Parma"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)