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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

[aphorist] W. C. Fields, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (839 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 (867 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

[aphorist] Nicholas Murray Butler, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

[aphorist] Daniel Defoe, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (743 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 (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never think of the future -- it will come soon enough.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (127 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 (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

[aphorist] Morgan Ivy, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

[aphorist] Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

[aphorist] Howard Aiken, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

[aphorist] Gilbert K. Chesterton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (866 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 (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (789 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Success and Failure

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