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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1023 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David B. Cole, Jr.

Reality is subordinate to perception.

[aphorist] David B. Cole, Jr., in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (454 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (412 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 (475 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 (1545 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 (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (450 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (448 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

[aphorist] Elbert Hubbard, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (520 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 (1007 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1343 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 (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

[aphorist] Christopher Morley, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (317 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

[aphorist] Bertolt Brecht, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.

[aphorist] Haldane, in [category] Health and Disease and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (796 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

[aphorist] Thomas Macaulay, History of England, I, in [category] Vice and Virtue

History of England (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (361 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 (546 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

[aphorist] Gian Vincenzo Gravina, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

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