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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (552 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 (285 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 (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3311 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 (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

[aphorist] Christopher Morley, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (385 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

[aphorist] Oscar Levant, in [category] Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (468 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1198 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 (494 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (493 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

I hope life isn't a joke, because I don't get it.

[aphorist] Jack Handey, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

[aphorist] Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in [category] Life and Death

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1068 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 (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (417 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 (307 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An excuse is the mark of a moral coward.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

[aphorist] Robert F. Kennedy, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (345 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

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