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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (498 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

[aphorist] Niels Bohr, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1041 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (430 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 (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

[aphorist] Robert Byrne, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (267 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

[aphorist] Frank Capra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (233 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 (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

[aphorist] Benjamin Disraeli, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

[aphorist] Ludwig van Beethoven, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (407 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

[aphorist] R. D. Laing, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egoist: A person of low taste, more interested in themselves than in me.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

[aphorist] Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1054 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

[aphorist] Unknown, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Petronius Arbiter), in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

[aphorist] Sandra Carey, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

[aphorist] Peter F. Drucker, in [category] Success and Failure

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