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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

[aphorist] Robert F. Kennedy, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I am become death, shatterer of worlds.

[aphorist] Robert J. Oppenheimer, (quoting the Bhagavadgita after witnessing the first nuclear explosion), in [category] War and Peace

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

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Law and Politics

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

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (989 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

[aphorist] David Knight, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (245 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 (130 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 (829 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 (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (886 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 (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Burning desire is the eternal flame.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can observe a lot by watching.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (170 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

[aphorist] Frederick the Great, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything we really need to know we learned in kindergarten.

[aphorist] Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (audio cassette)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (496 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.

[aphorist] Hermione Gingold, in [category] Food and Drink

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (51 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you wrestle with a turd, the more shit gets on you.

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

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

Why be a man when you can be a success?

[aphorist] Bertolt Brecht, in [category] Success and Failure

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