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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (356 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

[aphorist] Jess Lair, in [category] Happiness and Misery

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

I don't feel good.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, (dying words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

[aphorist] Samuel Butler, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

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

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

[aphorist] Gilbert Highet, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3296 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 (850 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Brad Johnson

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

[aphorist] Jimmy Buffett, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (346 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I think, therefore I am.

[aphorist] René Descartes, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

[aphorist] Frank Herbert, Dune, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1046 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

[aphorist] G. C. Lichtenberg, in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1098 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 (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

[aphorist] Elbert Hubbard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

[aphorist] Hubert H. Humphrey, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (251 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 (348 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

[aphorist] Sherrill Brown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (364 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 (1189 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 (325 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 (1022 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

[aphorist] Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Success and Failure

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