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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (471 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 (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

[aphorist] Russell Banks, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (927 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The great question -- which I have not been able to answer -- is, "What does a woman want?"

[aphorist] Sigmund Freud, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

[aphorist] William Blake, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (462 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

[aphorist] Edward Everett, in [category] War and Peace and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (987 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (412 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (505 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.

[aphorist] Edmond Jules Goncourt, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.

[aphorist] Al Capone, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I wouldn't mind dying -- it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

[aphorist] R. Geis, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (393 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

[aphorist] Gian Vincenzo Gravina, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (628 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

[aphorist] Doug Kenney, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

[aphorist] George Orwell, 1984, in [category] Happiness and Misery

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

[aphorist] Oliver Wendell Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.

[aphorist] Christian Nevell Bovee, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

[aphorist] Jacques Cousteau, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

[aphorist] Lassi Kämäri, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (411 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

[aphorist] Lao Tsu, in [category] Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (936 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

[aphorist] Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts, in [category] Life and Death

Deep Thoughts (paperback)

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