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If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. 

--Herman Hesse

I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough. 

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know." 

--Andre Maurois

The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.

--Walter Lippmann, (1889-1974)

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. 


The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. 

--John Ruskin

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. 

--James Bryce

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. 

--Chinese Proverb

They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.

--Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)

You can't always get what you want. But if you try, sometimes you'll find what you need. 

--Rolling Stones

The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away. 

--Tom Waits

Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence. 

--John Lahr

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

--Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writer (1803-1873)

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. 

--Will Rogers

The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within. 

--Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned. 

--Heinrich Heine

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

--Galbraith's Law

Oh, how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living!

--Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BCE)

An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. 

--Benjamin Stolberg

After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box. 

--Italian Proverb

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. 

--C.W. Leadbeater

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half of the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. 

--Bertrand Russell, (1872-1970)

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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