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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (404 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

[aphorist] Aristotle, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (192 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 (744 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 (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1383 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 (3350 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 (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

[aphorist] Sandra Carey, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

[aphorist] Jules de Gaultier, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1439 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 (408 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 (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

[aphorist] Philip K. Dick, in [category] Science and Religion

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

The more you wrestle with a turd, the more shit gets on you.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1010 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

[aphorist] Frederick the Great, in [category] Law and Politics

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

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

[aphorist] Stanley Garn, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (530 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 (459 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

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

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

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

[aphorist] Phyllis Diller, in [category] Life and Death

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