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





Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils.


Carry Nation (1846-1911, American temperance agitator)


The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.


Martina Navratilova (1956-, American tennis player)


The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964, Indian nationalist, statesman)


If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks.


Cynthia Nelms


When you are through improving yourself, you are out of the game. You learn until your last breath.


Richard A. Nelson


No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.


Cornelius Nepos (c.100 BC–c.25 BC, Roman historian, biographer.)


In the first grade, I already knew the pattern of my life. I didn't know the living of it, but I knew the line.... From the first day in school until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well, where do you go in life?You go to the place where you got one hundred plus.


Louise Nevelson


All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!


Bob Newhart


I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.


Andrea Newman


Give a gift to all generations by saving the earth.


Christina R. Newman


The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.


Paul Newman (1925-, American actor, director, philanthropist)


I'm a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.


Jack Nicklaus (1940-, American golfer)


Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms -- in themselves such judgments are stupidities.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


Women are considered deep -- why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989, American radio announcer, author, motivator, speaker)


Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989, American radio announcer, author, motivator, speaker)


We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989, American radio announcer, author, motivator, speaker)


Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.


Anais Nin (1914-1977, French-born American novelist, dancer)


For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways -- to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and the anxious voices, and the voices that have despaired of being heard.


Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, American President (37th))


Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Live to live and you will learn to live.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


Not much can be done when everyone is giving orders.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


Time is the fairest and toughest judge.


Edgar Quinet (1803-1875, French poet, historian, politician)


No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.


Greg Henry Quinn


The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.


Jane Bryant Quinn (1939, American business writer)


Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.


Qur'an (Holy book)


If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to -- and you will -- leave, and be something else.


Peggy Noonan (1950-, American author, presidential speechwriter)


My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.


Novalis (1772-1801, German poet, novelist)


You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.


Bonnie Prudden


A Parliament is that to the Commonwealth which the soul is to the body. It behooves us therefore to keep the facility of that soul from distemper.


John Pym


If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Men are the enemies of women. Promising sublime intimacy, unequalled passion, amazing security and grace, they nevertheless exploit and injure in a myriad subtle ways. Without men the world would be a better place: softer, kinder, more loving; calmer, quieter, more humane.


Ann Oakley (1944-, British sociologist, author)


There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there are women like that around.


Ann Oakley (1944-, British sociologist, author)


It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.


Joyce Carol Oates (1938-, American author)


I would walk from here to Drogheda and back to see the man who is blockhead enough to expect anything except injustice from an English Parliament.


Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847, Irish national leader)


Retirement: statutory senility.


Emmett O'Donnell


Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong.


K. O'Hara


Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.


Georgia O'Keeffe (American painter)


For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.


Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897, British novelist, historian)


The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness.


Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897, British novelist, historian)


If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.


Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975, Turkish-born shipping magnate)


One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.


Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953, American dramatist)


Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.


P. J. O'Rourke (1947-, American journalist)


Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.


George Orwell (1903-1950, British author, "Animal Farm")


Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.


Thomas Otway (1652-1685, British dramatist)


The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.


John Ousterhout


I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Nothing is swifter than our years.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Time is a stream which glides smoothly on and is past before we know.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Time is the devourer of all things.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


I always loved running -- it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.


Jesse Owens (1913-1980, American Olympian)


A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.


Thomas Paine (1737-1809, Anglo-American political theorist, writer)


Scrolls: write on them what you want to be remembered for.


Joseph Pakuda


Prayer opens our eyes that we may see ourselves and others as God sees us.


Clara Palmer


We are the environment.


Charles Panati


You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.


Mal Pancoast


Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us.


Christabel Pankhurst


Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored. Better to die than to live in slavery.


Emmeline Pankhurst (1857-1928, British suffragette)


I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.


Dorothy Parker (1893-1967, American humorous writer)


I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.


Dorothy Parker (1893-1967, American humorous writer)


A judge is not supposed to know anything about the facts of life until they have been presented in evidence and explained to him at least three times.


Lord Chief Justice Parker


It is a purely relative matter where one draws the plimsoll-line of condemnation, and if you find the whole of humanity falls below it you have simply made a mistake and drawn it too high. And are probably below it yourself.


Frances Partridge


Nothing in business is so valuable as time.


John H. Patterson (American businessman, founder of National Cash Register)


The fixed determination to have acquired the warrior soul, to either conquer or perish with honor, is the secret of victory.


George S. Patton (1885-1945, American army general during World War II)


One must learn a different... sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones.


Sister Mary Paul


Woman gives herself as a prize to the weak and as a prop to the strong, and no man ever has what he should.


Cesare Pavese (1908-1950, Italian poet, novelist, translator)


We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.


Octavio Paz (1914-1998, Mexican poet, essayist)


Youth condemns; maturity condones.


Josephine Preston Peabody


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.


Joseph Chilton Pearce


We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.


Joseph Chilton Pearce


If thou wouldst be happy... have an indifference for more than what is sufficient.


William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)


Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.


William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)


Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.


William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)


We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.


Ian Percy


Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.


Pericles (BC 495-429, Athenian statesman)


Good managers have a bias for action.


Thomas J. Peters (1942-, American management consultant, author, lecturer)


We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.


Thomas J. Peters (1942-, American management consultant, author, lecturer)


The government has a very critical role to play in a very large range of social problems but social problems will be solved only after every organization pitches in to help.


Gregg Petersmeyer


Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement Put them to work today.


Wilfred A. Peterson


Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.


Wilfred A. Peterson


An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.


Phaedrus (c.1-?, Macedonian inventor and writer)


The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.


Phaedrus (c.1-?, Macedonian inventor and writer)


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