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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (245 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

[aphorist] Frank Capra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

[aphorist] Gilbert K. Chesterton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (933 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 (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (909 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1469 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

[aphorist] David Knight, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (478 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

[aphorist] Werner von Braun, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1024 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (205 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 (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (601 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

[aphorist] Irving Kristol, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (458 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

[aphorist] R. D. Laing, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (727 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

[aphorist] Marshall McLuhan, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

[aphorist] Fred Allen, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

[aphorist] Oliver Wendell Holmes, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (467 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

[aphorist] Jane Austen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

[aphorist] Bellamy Brooks, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

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