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Joel Rosenberg, "The Warrior Lives"
girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my
profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would
be beating a dead horse.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable
[John] Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were
destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are
killed in war.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot
The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and
ultimately destroy our most precious non-material possessions: the confidence in the
existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.
We have deep depth.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.
Belladonna: In Italian, a beautiful lady; in English a deadly
Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an
opinion that you do not entertain.
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of
a state religion.
The Social Sciences are good at accounting for disasters once
they have taken place.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The purpose of the present course is the deepening and
development of difficulties underlying contemporary theory. . .
The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone
else he can blame it on.
Sure, it's going to kill a lot of people, but they may be dying
of something else anyway.
I waited and waited, and when no message came, I knew it must
have been from you.
Please don't ask me what the score is, I'm not even sure what the
If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.
Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in
the wrong direction.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever
you hit the target.
Try to relax and enjoy the crisis. Ashleigh Brilliant
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and
those who hate them.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat
us as equals.
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be
It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go
beyond them into the impossible.
There are, of course, several things in Ontario that are more
dangerous than wolves. For instance, the step-ladder.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Fans are interesting things. Rush fans just can't comprehend why
the rest of the world doesn't like Rush. Rem fans consider the rest of the world
beneath their social level to notice. Kate Bush fans love the rest of the world, and the
world loves them, but spend long nights plotting to knife one another.
I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.
Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the
wall instead of using it.
We owe most of what we know to about one hundred men. We owe most
of what we have suffered to another hundred or so.
Get your cut throat off my knife.
As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppresiion. It
is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air--however
slight--lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
How often have I said to you that when you heve eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
The principle of maximum diversity operates both at the physical
and at the mental level. It says that the laws of nature and the initial conditions are
such as to make the universe as interesting as possible. As a result, life is possible but
not too easy. Always when things are dull, something new turns up to challenge us and to
stop us from settling into a rut. Examples of things which make life difficult are all
around us: comet impacts, ice ages, weapons, plagues, nuclear fission, computers, sex, sin
and death. Not all challenges can be overcome, and so we have tragedy. Maximum diversity
often leads to maximum stress. In the end we survive, but only by the skin of our teeth.
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a
straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do
doesn't mean it's useless.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from
mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to
hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It
is the source of all true art and science.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its
own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries
of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to
comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
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