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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (409 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (670 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 (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.

[aphorist] M. Bernheisel, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (594 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.

[aphorist] Marian Erickson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3666 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.

[aphorist] Walter Lippmann, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (452 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 (390 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (675 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 (177 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 (1017 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (594 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 (493 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was like eating an egg without salt.

[aphorist] Rudyard Kipling, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (489 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

[aphorist] John Burroughs, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (486 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 (346 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 (276 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 (301 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.

[aphorist] James Carse, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (253 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

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