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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (996 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

[aphorist] John F. Kennedy, (comment when asked about his heroism), in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

[aphorist] Frank Herbert, Dune, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (381 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

[aphorist] Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (403 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 (640 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

[aphorist] Lao Tsu, in [category] Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (342 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 (1171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (360 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

[aphorist] Ludwig van Beethoven, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

[aphorist] Sam Brown, (Washington Post, 1977), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't feel good.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, (dying words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1372 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Law and Politics and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (444 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will answer anything I can with honor, but not about others.

[aphorist] John Brown, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (455 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

[aphorist] Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

[aphorist] Carol Burnett, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

[aphorist] Will Durant, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (587 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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