Aphorisms Galore!


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Did Somerset Maugham say this?  ·  posted 2001 by Tina

I once read a wonderful truism and would like to find it again. It said something like this--it is said that a man gains character by doing things he does not like to do. If that is the case, I must have great character because every day I do 2 things I hate to do--I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. I think it is from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know the exact quote and source?

Flaubert's Great Love  ·  posted 2001 by Stan Vaughan

Does anyone know if Elise FOUCAULT Judee Schlesinger, the great unrequited love of Flaubert's life, was related to Foucault of Foucault's Pendulum fame?

who is Anthony J. D'Angelo  ·  posted 2001 by Colette

I am unable to find anything about this quoted person. Does anyone know who he is? Thanks

(no title)  ·  posted 2001 by Risto Kangas

Does anyone know where this author comes from.

(no title)  ·  posted 2001 by Mark Krcmarik

I'm trying to find a book

I'm a trouble as to where in hell to look

Its not for me as you couldn't see

its for my sister millie

It has a poem we think by Ogden

I'll do my best to write out as he did pen

I quote (as I remember)

Godfrey Gordon Gustovus Gore Would you kindly shut the door

That's It that's all I remember. I read it for my brother

If somebody rembers this poem or where its written I would appreciate their help in finding the book that its in .

Many thanks

(no title)  ·  posted 2001 by elysia

I was looking for a Tennessee Williams quote. It goes something like this... "There are so many lonely people in the world that its a shame to be lonely alone" its not exact, but close, and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

When the government....  ·  posted 2000 by Stryfe

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny. When we have a liberal tyrant, we have Al Gore.

Famous Quote!!!  ·  posted 2000 by Robert M. Hensel

May the words that flow between two lines, connect us to a world of peace.

Who is Charles Brower?  ·  posted 2000 by Scott Kortemeyer

Does anyone have information on who Charles Brower is, or for what he is known?

PC  ·  posted 2000 by Garrett

Does any one see an application to the current climate of Political Correctness?

aphorism  ·  posted 2000 by viorelyx

Women have no honor. Nor should a man expect a woman to have any...

lol  ·  posted 2000 by Avenger73

oh...you must be very wise for writing that! lol btw i think its sucks!!

style  ·  posted 2000 by kacie

Style is not a size!

Is this from Doug or Michael O'Donoghue?  ·  posted 2000 by Mark Leffler

I'm not certain, but I believe the quote may be attributed to Michael O'Donoghue, who also wrote for the Lampoon in the early 1970's. It sounds more like MO'D than DCK. Doug's sayings were more along the lines of "There is no free brunch" and "You've got to roll with the bullets". As I say, I'm not sure what the source of the quote is. It may have been from an article, or it could be an oft repeated witticism. Would be interested in what others know or think.

(no title)  ·  posted 2000 by mcy

Most people marry because of lonliness. What else can we do if we're not successful to love ourselves enough to bear being with ourselves. Alone but not lonely is way out of reach for many of us

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