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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

[aphorist] Jacques Cousteau, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (206 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 (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

[aphorist] Walt Disney, in [category] Success and Failure

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

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

[aphorist] Werner von Braun, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

[aphorist] Timothy Leary, in [category] Men and Women

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

Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand.

[aphorist] Benny Hill, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (723 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The great question -- which I have not been able to answer -- is, "What does a woman want?"

[aphorist] Sigmund Freud, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (878 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 (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

[aphorist] Benjamin Disraeli, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (874 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 (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

[aphorist] David Hume, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (951 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

[aphorist] Joseph Conrad, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (127 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 (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (27 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 (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

[aphorist] Edward Everett, in [category] War and Peace and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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