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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (796 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us.

[aphorist] Roger Ebert, (from review of Boys Don't Cry, Oct. 22, 1999), in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

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

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

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (311 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 (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (51 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 (827 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 (992 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

[aphorist] Søren Kierkegaard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

[aphorist] Aesop, in [category] Happiness and Misery and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It gets late early out there.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (965 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egoist: A person of low taste, more interested in themselves than in me.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

[aphorist] Oscar Levant, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

[aphorist] Buddha, (last words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (311 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

[aphorist] Carol Burnett, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (354 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I prefer the most unjust peace to the most righteous war.

[aphorist] Cicero, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Ron Leemans

Leemans' Law: Junk expands to fill the space allotted.

[aphorist] Ron Leemans, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (269 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 (272 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 (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

[aphorist] Christopher Morley, in [category] Science and Religion

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