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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (400 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 (584 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.

[aphorist] Hans A. Bethe, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (714 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Stephen

All these nervous breakdowns are driving me crazy.

[aphorist] Lee Hawkins, in [category] Health and Disease

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

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

[aphorist] John F. Kennedy, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (383 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (418 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

[aphorist] Gilbert Highet, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (387 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand.

[aphorist] Benny Hill, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (538 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

[aphorist] Walt Disney, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (367 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

[aphorist] Jess Lair, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (387 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

[aphorist] Oscar Levant, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

[aphorist] Douglas MacArthur, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

[aphorist] Simon Cameron, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1184 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.

[aphorist] Tom Clancy, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Vice and Virtue

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

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (378 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

[aphorist] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (173 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1036 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

[aphorist] Benjamin Disraeli, in [category] Success and Failure

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