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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (237 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.

[aphorist] Friedrich Nietzsche, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (850 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

[aphorist] Stephen Hawking, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (793 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

[aphorist] Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

[aphorist] Buddha, (last words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (721 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 (2791 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

It gets late early out there.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (12 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 (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

[aphorist] Doug Larson, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

[aphorist] Dean Martin, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (15 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 (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

[aphorist] Christopher Morley, in [category] Science and Religion

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