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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (350 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

[aphorist] Samuel Butler, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

[aphorist] Dyer, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1240 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 (818 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 (278 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 (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

[aphorist] Philip K. Dick, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

[aphorist] John Keats, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (508 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 (483 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2976 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

[aphorist] Jean Giraudoux, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

[aphorist] Hubert Humphrey, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (469 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

[aphorist] Robert Orben, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (640 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 (403 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 (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

[aphorist] Hubert H. Humphrey, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

[aphorist] Carol Burnett, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

[aphorist] Albert Camus, in [category] Work and Recreation

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