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

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

[aphorist] Daniel Boorstin, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.

[aphorist] Marva Collins, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (96 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 (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (242 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 (31 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.

[aphorist] Walter Lippmann, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

[aphorist] Nathaniel Borenstein, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think it would be a good idea.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (864 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

[aphorist] Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

[aphorist] Bellamy Brooks, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (270 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 (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

[aphorist] Hubert H. Humphrey, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3159 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 (3148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

[aphorist] Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1055 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is impossible to love and be wise.

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

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

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

[aphorist] Samuel Butler, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.

[aphorist] Robert Harbison, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (397 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 (736 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.

[aphorist] John Paul Jones, in [category] War and Peace

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