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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (844 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.

[aphorist] Woody Allen, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (835 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

[aphorist] Russell Banks, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (222 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

[aphorist] Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (970 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 (551 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 (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have had an Imperial lesson; it may make us an Empire yet!

[aphorist] Rudyard Kipling, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2903 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

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

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1211 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 (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (410 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 (205 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 (544 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

[aphorist] William Blake, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (429 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

War is not nice.

[aphorist] Barbara Bush, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2979 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Happiness and Misery

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

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

[aphorist] Jules de Gaultier, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3029 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1017 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

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