An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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Muriel Humphrey


The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.


Ko Hung


There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.


Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895, British biologist, educator)


Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.


Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895, British biologist, educator)


A man is in love when something in his head, something in his chest and something in his pants react to a certain woman.


Brian Hwang


If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.


Lee Iacocca (1924-, American businessman, former CEO of Chrysler)


Management is nothing more than motivating other people.


Lee Iacocca (1924-, American businessman, former CEO of Chrysler)


The one word that makes a good manager -- decisiveness.


Lee Iacocca (1924-, American businessman, former CEO of Chrysler)


This is life! It can harden and it can exalt!


Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906, Norwegian dramatist)


Government can be bigger than any of the players on the field as a referee, but it has no right to become one of the players.


Austin Igleheart


Let us remember, when we are inclined to be disheartened, that the private soldier is a poor judge of the fortunes of a great battle.


Dean William R. Inge (1860-1954, Dean of St. Paul's, London)


A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless -- for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.


Washington Irving (1783-1859, American author)


The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.


Washington Irving (1783-1859, American author)


When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.


Jesse Jackson (1941-, American clergyman, Civil Rights leader)


The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.


Reggie Jackson (1946-, American baseball player)


Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.


Henry James (1843-1916, American author)


The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.


Henry James (1843-1916, American author)


It is not women's fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men's lives and women's also. Which is precisely what has happened today -- to women.


Selma James


It is not women's fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men's lives and women's also. Which is precisely what has happened today -- to women.


Selma James


To spend life for something which outlasts it.


William James (1842-1910, American psychologist, professor, author)


All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.


Derek Jarman (1942-, British filmmaker, artist, author)


An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you're stuck and you don't know how to rise, don't look outside yourself. Look inside. Don't let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory.


Bruce Jenner (1949-, American track athlete, author, speaker)


The road was new to me, as roads always are, going back.


Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909, American author)


Each day, each hour, an entire life.


Juan Ramon Jiminez


I want to put a ding in the universe.


Steve Jobs (1955-, American business executive, CEO of Apples and Pixar)


A man without a vote is man without protection.


Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President (36th))


Heck by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted fifteen minutes.


Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President (36th))


A Judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs. A Judge may play a little at cards for his own amusement; but he is not to play at marbles, or chuck farthing in the Piazza.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


It is easy to talk of sitting at home contented, when others are seeing or making shows. But not to have been where it is supposed, and seldom supposed falsely, that all would go if they could; to be able to say nothing when everyone is talking; to have no opinion when everyone is judging; to hear exclamations of rapture without power to depress; to listen to falsehoods without right to contradict, is, after all, a state of temporary inferiority, in which the mind is rather hardened by stubbornness, than supported by fortitude. If the world be worth winning let us enjoy it, if it is to be despised let us despise it by conviction. But the world is not to be despised but as it is compared with something better.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Time is a fixed income and, as with any income, the real problem facing most of us is how to live successfully within our daily allotment.


Margaret B. Johnstone


Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!


Erica Jong (1942-, American author)


Men and women, women and men; it will never work.


Erica Jong (1942-, American author)


O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!


Ben Jonson (1573-1637, British dramatist, poet)


Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.


Michael Jordan (1963-, American basketball player, actor)


The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.


Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893, British scholar)


Don't complain because you don't have. Enjoy what you've got.


H. Stanley Judd (American author)


The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality


Carl Jung (1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist)


The real thinking of woman is pre-eminently practical and applied. It is something we describe as sound common sense, and is usually directed to what is close at hand and personal. In general, it can be said that feminine mentality manifests an undeveloped, childlike, or primitive character; instead of the thirst for knowledge, curiosity; instead of judgment, prejudice; instead of thinking, imagination or dreaming; instead of will, wishing. Where a man takes up objective problems, a woman contents herself with solving riddles; where he battles for knowledge and understanding, she contents herself with faith or superstition, or else she makes assumptions.


Emma Jung


Safety of the state is the highest law.


Justinian (c.482-565, Roman emperor)


Even savage animals can agree among themselves.


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.


Franz Kafka (1883-1924, German novelist, short-story writer)


Men can never acquire respect by benevolence alone.


Immanuel Kant (1724-1804, German philosopher)


Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.


Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980, American philosopher)


Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me contentment.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.


Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471, German monk, mystic, religious writer)


It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience.


Murray Kempton (1917-1997, American author and columnist)


The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.


Florynce R. Kennedy


Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.


Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958, American engineer, inventor)


Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the mad? to achievement. One fails? forward toward success.


Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958, American engineer, inventor)


Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.


Ellen Key (1849-1926, Swedish author, feminist)


I always remember that I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now, unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.


Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995, American author)


The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.


John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946, British economist)


There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs.


Florence E. King (1936-, American author, critic)


Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him.


Florence E. King (1936-, American author, critic)


The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool!


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936, British author of Prose, Verse)


Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.


Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953, American author)


You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.


Edward Koch (1924-, American politician)


The moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition. Such intuitions give the appearance of miraculous flushes, or short-circuits of reasoning. In fact they may be likened to an immersed chain, of which only the beginning and the end are visible above the surface of consciousness. The diver vanishes at one end of the chain and comes up at the other end, guided by invisible links.


Arthur Koestler (1905-1983, Hungarian born British writer)


Men naturally resent it when women take greater liberties in dress than men are allowed.


Michael Korda (1919-, American publisher)


One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.


Michael Korda (1919-, American publisher)


Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.


Michael Korda (1919-, American publisher)


A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.


Karl Kraus (1874-1936, Austrian satirist)


In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.


Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986, Indian theosophist)


Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.


Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004, Swiss-born American psychiatrist)


Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people.


Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995, American civil rights activist, author)


Woman is the future of man. That means that the world which was once formed in man's image will now be transformed to the image of woman. The more technical and mechanical, cold and metallic it becomes, the more it will need the kind of warmth that only the woman can give it. If we want to save the world, we must adapt to the woman, let ourselves be led by the woman, let ourselves be penetrated by the Ewigweiblich, the eternally feminine!


Milan Kundera (1929-, Czech author, critic)


Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.


Charles Kuralt (1934-, American TV commentator)


Fun can be the dessert of our lives but never its main course.


Rabbi Harold S. Kushner


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