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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (477 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

[aphorist] Niels Bohr, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (856 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 (1103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

[aphorist] Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (297 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (317 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 (1277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

[aphorist] Robert Frost, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

I hope life isn't a joke, because I don't get it.

[aphorist] Jack Handey, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in [category] Success and Failure

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (268 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

[aphorist] Robert F. Kennedy, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (345 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (364 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 (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was like eating an egg without salt.

[aphorist] Rudyard Kipling, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

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

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (276 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 (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (376 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 (357 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It gets late early out there.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, (on Yankee Stadium in the fall), in [category] Work and Recreation

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