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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (938 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (977 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

[aphorist] Rudyard Kipling, in [category] Men and Women and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

[aphorist] Robert Frost, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (916 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 (1023 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

[aphorist] David Knight, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (326 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

[aphorist] Russell Banks, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (887 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Ron Leemans

Leemans' Law: Junk expands to fill the space allotted.

[aphorist] Ron Leemans, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

[aphorist] Marva Collins, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

[aphorist] Georges Courteline, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (998 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women make love for love, men make love for lust.

[aphorist] Derrick Harge, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (760 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

[aphorist] Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

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

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (76 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 (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

[aphorist] George Orwell, 1984, in [category] Happiness and Misery

1984 (paperback)

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