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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

[aphorist] Ludwig van Beethoven, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

[aphorist] Will Durant, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

[aphorist] Jean Giraudoux, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (232 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 (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad policies, stupid policies, gutless policies have real consequences.

[aphorist] Molly Ivins, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (786 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (81 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 (244 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 (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will answer anything I can with honor, but not about others.

[aphorist] John Brown, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.

[aphorist] Marian Erickson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be braver -- you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

[aphorist] David Lloyd George, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (378 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 (183 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 (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

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

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

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

[aphorist] Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Vice and Virtue

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