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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Brian J. Dent

Too much of a good thing is just that.

[aphorist] Brian J. Dent, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (516 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (531 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 (221 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 (230 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 (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (462 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was like eating an egg without salt.

[aphorist] Rudyard Kipling, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (436 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

[aphorist] Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

[aphorist] Phyllis Diller, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1508 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

[aphorist] David Knight, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (471 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never think of the future -- it will come soon enough.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

[aphorist] Robert Frost, in [category] Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

[aphorist] Oliver Wendell Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (945 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us.

[aphorist] Roger Ebert, (from review of Boys Don't Cry, Oct. 22, 1999), in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (708 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 (1329 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

[aphorist] George Orwell, 1984, in [category] Happiness and Misery

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (395 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

[aphorist] Gian Vincenzo Gravina, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2913 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.

[aphorist] Mary Howitt, in [category] Happiness and Misery

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