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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (489 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

[aphorist] Bellamy Brooks, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (354 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

[aphorist] Nicholas Murray Butler, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let's have some new clichés.

[aphorist] Samuel Goldwyn, in [category] Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3293 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 (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All mankind loves a lover.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (176 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

[aphorist] Hubert Humphrey, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3345 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.

[aphorist] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in [category] Vice and Virtue and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (367 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 (250 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 (233 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

[aphorist] Sandra Carey, 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 (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (354 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 (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

[aphorist] Rami Belson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (442 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 (450 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

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