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Comment#  ·   Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

Rami Belson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (490 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (439 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

Gilbert Highet, 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 (521 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

Bellamy Brooks, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (464 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (315 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (518 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, in Work and Recreation

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 (408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1058 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think it would be a good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

Sam Brown, (Washington Post, 1977), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All mankind loves a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (723 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Stephen

All these nervous breakdowns are driving me crazy.

Lee Hawkins, in Health and Disease

Comment#  ·   Fair (479 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

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

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (413 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

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