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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (173 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

[aphorist] Jules de Gaultier, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.

[aphorist] Christian Nevell Bovee, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1174 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 (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

[aphorist] John Burroughs, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

[aphorist] Simon Cameron, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (545 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (482 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 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 (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

[aphorist] Douglas MacArthur, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

[aphorist] Robert G. Ingersoll, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (639 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (402 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 (411 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 (1193 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

[aphorist] Thomas Dekker, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

[aphorist] Frederick the Great, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (363 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (448 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1057 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in [category] Success and Failure

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (418 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

War is not nice.

[aphorist] Barbara Bush, in [category] War and Peace

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