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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

[aphorist] Hubert H. Humphrey, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confessor of character.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

[aphorist] Oscar Levant, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (435 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (416 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

[aphorist] Irving Kristol, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (326 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

[aphorist] Jess Lair, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1005 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 (714 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.

[aphorist] Walter Lippmann, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

[aphorist] David Dunham, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3266 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

[aphorist] Frank Herbert, Dune, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2929 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

[aphorist] Daisaku Ikeda, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

[aphorist] Lassi Kämäri, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (999 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

[aphorist] Dean Martin, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (611 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

[aphorist] Aesop, in [category] Happiness and Misery and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Science and Religion

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