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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (515 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (243 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

[aphorist] Stanley Garn, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

[aphorist] Eric Hoffer, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.

[aphorist] Jenny Holzer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (302 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

[aphorist] Elbert Hubbard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (585 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.

[aphorist] Louis Armstrong, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (631 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

An aphorism is not an aphorism unless you know what it means.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

[aphorist] Phyllis Diller, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us.

[aphorist] Roger Ebert, (from review of Boys Don't Cry, Oct. 22, 1999), in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (663 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.

[aphorist] Hermione Gingold, in [category] Food and Drink

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (570 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.

[aphorist] Hans A. Bethe, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

[aphorist] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1338 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let's have some new clichés.

[aphorist] Samuel Goldwyn, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3658 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

[aphorist] Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

[aphorist] Frederick the Great, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (500 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1189 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

[aphorist] Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I improve on misquotation.

[aphorist] Cary Grant, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (895 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

[aphorist] Albert Camus, in [category] Vice and Virtue

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