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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (464 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

[aphorist] Robert Frost, in [category] Wealth and Poverty

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

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

[aphorist] Jane Austen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (631 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 (341 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I think, therefore I am.

[aphorist] René Descartes, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (449 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 (341 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 (404 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 (1018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think it would be a good idea.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (482 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 (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.

[aphorist] Christian Nevell Bovee, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (845 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Brad Johnson

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

[aphorist] Jimmy Buffett, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2938 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

[aphorist] Daisaku Ikeda, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (461 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 (443 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 (345 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

[aphorist] David Dunham, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be braver -- you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

[aphorist] David Lloyd George, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (332 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not over until it's over.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

[aphorist] Nathaniel Borenstein, in [category] Science and Religion

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