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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (491 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Ignorance does not necesarilly mean one has a lack of wisdom, for a most ignorant person can be one with much wisdom. It's "live and learn" that creates wisdom.

[aphorist] Austin Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.

[aphorist] M. Bernheisel, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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 (635 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 (448 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

[aphorist] Lillian Hellman, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

[aphorist] Garrison Keillor, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

[aphorist] Robert G. Ingersoll, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (522 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (356 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All mankind loves a lover.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2899 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (237 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

[aphorist] Irving Kristol, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.

[aphorist] Al Capone, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (369 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Burning desire is the eternal flame.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Love and Hate

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 (3347 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

[aphorist] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in [category] Vice and Virtue and [category] Work and Recreation

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

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (582 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is impossible to love and be wise.

[aphorist] Francis Bacon, in [category] Love and Hate

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