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Comment#  ·   Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1039 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·   Fair (637 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.

Louis Armstrong, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

R. Geis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (310 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.

Luther Burbank, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (357 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Frank Capra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is able to do what he is unable to imagine. His head trails a wake through the galaxy of the absurd.

René Char, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (782 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

Georges Courteline, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Frederick the Great, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (3392 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Vice and Virtue and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (1100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Lazarus Long), in Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.

Edmond Jules Goncourt, in Art and Literature

Comment#  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.

Haldane, in Health and Disease and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (447 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

Daniel Defoe, in Life and Death

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