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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (440 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 (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

[aphorist] David Broder, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (414 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 (667 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I wouldn't mind dying -- it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

[aphorist] R. Geis, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (979 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

[aphorist] Stephen Hawking, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (495 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

[aphorist] Benjamin Disraeli, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (422 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

[aphorist] Timothy Leary, in [category] Men and Women

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

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

[aphorist] Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (379 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (937 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 (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

[aphorist] Oliver Wendell Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (322 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

[aphorist] Lassi Kämäri, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

[aphorist] Frank Capra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (438 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 (1193 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 (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

[aphorist] Simon Cameron, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1028 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

[aphorist] Brian J. Dent, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I improve on misquotation.

[aphorist] Cary Grant, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1021 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

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

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