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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (397 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

[aphorist] Daniel Boorstin, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

[aphorist] Edward Gibbon, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (651 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 (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I improve on misquotation.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

[aphorist] Robert G. Ingersoll, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egoist: A person of low taste, more interested in themselves than in me.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1003 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Megan

To accomplish great things, you must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (569 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 (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

[aphorist] Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1055 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in [category] Success and Failure

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

[aphorist] David Hume, in [category] Law and Politics

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

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

[aphorist] Robert Byrne, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (372 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

[aphorist] Will Durant, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3019 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

[aphorist] Søren Kierkegaard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (421 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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