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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (573 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

An aphorism is not an aphorism unless you know what it means.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

[aphorist] Eric Hoffer, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3595 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (307 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 (446 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (666 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.

[aphorist] Haldane, in [category] Health and Disease and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3254 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 (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (948 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 (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

[aphorist] Phyllis Diller, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

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

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

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] War and Peace

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

Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex brings up some pretty good questions.

[aphorist] Woody Allen, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (728 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (429 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

[aphorist] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in [category] Vice and Virtue and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (112 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 (493 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 (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

[aphorist] Jacques Cousteau, in [category] Life and Death

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