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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (341 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women make love for love, men make love for lust.

[aphorist] Derrick Harge, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (412 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

[aphorist] Confucius, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (312 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 (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (532 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 (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

[aphorist] John F. Kennedy, (comment when asked about his heroism), in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (450 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1030 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998  · 

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.

[aphorist] John Paul Jones, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (401 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

[aphorist] George Patton, in [category] War and Peace and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (676 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (526 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (899 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (732 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 (413 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 (1083 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 (454 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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

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