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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

[aphorist] Daniel Boorstin, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (988 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

[aphorist] Stephen Hawking, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

[aphorist] David Broder, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (420 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Bellamy Brooks, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1206 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

[aphorist] Søren Kierkegaard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

[aphorist] David Hume, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad policies, stupid policies, gutless policies have real consequences.

[aphorist] Molly Ivins, in [category] Law and Politics

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

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

[aphorist] John Keats, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (508 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Louis Armstrong, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2944 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (361 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.

[aphorist] Robert Harbison, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An excuse is the mark of a moral coward.

[aphorist] Joseph Cimino, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (95 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 (745 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 (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

[aphorist] Bertolt Brecht, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (960 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Mahatma Gandhi, in [category] Vice and Virtue

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