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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1361 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

[aphorist] George Orwell, 1984, in [category] Happiness and Misery

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (389 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 (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (478 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 (444 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 (516 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1535 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2955 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

[aphorist] Daisaku Ikeda, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

[aphorist] Jacques Cousteau, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1030 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them.

[aphorist] Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in [category] Work and Recreation

Catch-22 (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] David Shorr  · 

Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination

[aphorist] Petronius Arbiter, The Satyricon, XCIV, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

The Satyricon (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 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 (575 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (232 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 (401 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (871 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Brad Johnson

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

[aphorist] Jimmy Buffett, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

[aphorist] Thomas Dekker, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1198 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)

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