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... and we have a real duty here in our frighteningly wretched Italy, not a duty to attain power or wealth, but to educate, civilize
Pier Paolo Pasolini
...from his windows he listens to the life of the world and men and knows he\'s excluded, but he does not kill himself, because a vestige of faith tells him he must bear this suffering in his heart to the end, this immense suffering, which represents what, in the end, will die
Hermann Hesse
...the only true book, a writer does not have to invent it, in the current sense of the term, since it already exists in each one of us, but merely to translate it. The duty and task of a writer are those of a translator
Marcel Proust
a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don\'t need it - Bob Hope
Bob Hope
a bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain - Robert Frost
Robert Frost
a beautiful woman is not a creature whose legs or arms inspire praise, but someone whose overall appearance is so beautiful that it is impossible to admire any single part
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
a bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog - Jack london
Jack London
a book is one of the fonts of joy available to us
Jorge Luis Borges
a book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us
Franz Kafka
a book that can\'t stand two readings is not worth even one
José Luis Martín Descalzo
a business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business (Henry Ford)
Henry Ford
a businessman anywhere in the world has the same religion
Heinrich Heine
a cavil is a matter of principle that we have forgotten (Sir Elwyn Jones)
Elwyn Jones
a child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit
François Rabelais
a child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home - Carl Burns
Carl Burns
a Church that is not persecuted, but enjoys privileges and support from the middle classes, is not the true Church of Christ
Oscar Romero
a cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
a commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties
Karl Marx
a compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece
Ludwig Erhard
a concert to save the planet... reminds me of the Titanic
Anónimo
a conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done - Fred Allen
Fred Allen
a consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually - Abba Eban
Abba Eban
a corporation is closer to any totalitarian institution as any that humans have devised - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
a country without documentary films is like a family without a photo album
Patricio Guzmán
a couple is composed of three people where one is always momentarily absent
David Riondino
a critic is a legless man who teaches running - Channing Pollock
Channing Pollock
a cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
a cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future - Sydney J. Harris
Sydney J. Harris
a day will come in which men will look upon an animal\'s murder the same way they look today upon a man\'s murder
Leonardo Da Vinci
a denial is a piece of information given twice
Giulio Andreotti
a dictionary can embrace only a small part of the vast tapestry of a language
Giacomo Leopardi
a dictionary is the whole universe arranged in alphabetical order
Anatole France
a diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman\'s birthday but never remembers her age - Robert Frost
Robert Frost
a disadvantageous peace is better than the most righteous war
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
a fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he\'s not alone in the way he feels about himself - Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams
a Fatherland is a moment-by-moment soporific. One cannot sufficiently envy - or pity - the Jews for not having one, or for having only provisional ones, Israel first of all
Emil Cioran
a fiancé is a happy man who is ready to cease being so
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
a free woman is the exact opposite of a fickle woman
Simone de Beauvoir
a friend is not someone who wipes your tears; he\'s someone who doesn\'t make you cry - Anonymous
Anonymous
a friend is someone who can readily accept your silence
Camillo Sbarbaro
a fruitful conversation springs only from minds absorbed in reinforcing their own confusion
Emil Cioran
a good dictionary is like a mirror: if you know how to use it well, you can find what you already suspected
Anónimo
a good man is intelligent, and a bad man is also an idiot. Moral and intellectual characteristics go together
Jorge Luis Borges
a good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader is a re-reader - Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov
a good review from the critics is just another stay of execution - Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
a government is the only vessel that leaks from the top - James Reston
James Reston
a great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
a journalist is someone whose business it is to explain to others what he personally does not understand - Lord Alfred Northcliff
Lord Alfred Northcliff
a jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer - Robert Frost
Robert Frost
a language is a dialect with an army and a navy - Joshua A. Fishman
Joshua A. Fishman
a lawful kiss is never worth as much as a stolen one
Guy de Maupassant
a lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it for himself - Lord Brougham
Henry Brougham
a lawyer is the natural accomplice of a banker - Henry Ford
Henry Ford
a learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool
Molière
a learned man is an idler who kills time by study - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
a liar should keep in mind that to be believed he shouldn\'t tell more lies than are necessary
Italo Svevo
a literary classic is one of those books that leaves the reader wondering what more there is to the story
Italo Calvino
a little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation - Clarence Edwin Ayres
Clarence Edwin Ayres
a man alone is always in bad company
Paul Valéry
a man becomes a man only by imitating other men
Theodor W. Adorno
a man can\'t ride on your back unless it\'s bent - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
a man doesn\'t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity - Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith
a man gains wisdom only when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance
Gian Carlo Menotti
a man generally has two reasons for doing a thing: one that sounds good, and a real one - John Pierpont Morgan
John Pierpont Morgan
a man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
a man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
a man is rich once he has become familiar with scarcity
Epicurus
a man is unhappy because he doesn\'t know he\'s happy, that\'s the only reason. That\'s all, that\'s all! Whoever discovers this will become happy instantly
Fedor Michailovich Dostoevski
a man needs to stock up on his dreams
José Saramago
a man who does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good - Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher
a man who does not lose his mind over certain things has no mind to lose
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
a man who won\'t die for something is not fit to live - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
a man with no dreams, no illusions and no ideals would be a monster, a wild boar with a degree in pure mathematics
Fabrizio De André
a man, any man, is worth more than a flag, any flag
Eduardo Chillida
a man\'s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes - Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley
a memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer - Dean Acheson
Dean Acheson
a myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes - James K. Feibleman
James K. Feibleman
a natural language is the archive where the experiences, knowledge and beliefs of a community are stored
Fernando Lázaro Carreter
a painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints
Pablo Picasso
a paranoid is a man who knows a little of what\'s going on - William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs
a philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn\'t there. A theologian is the one who finds it - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
a poet understands Nature better than a scientist
Novalis
a political campaign costs much more than an honest man can pay - Anonymous
Anonymous
a politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country - Texas Guinan
Texas Guinan
a politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn\'t happen - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
a politician thinks about the coming elections, the statesman about the next generations
Otto von Bismarck
a prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
a process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to obviously be progress, though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience
Miguel de Cervantes
a psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing - Joey Adams
Joey Adams
a real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us - W.H. Auden
Wystan Hugh Auden
a reformer is a man who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat - James J. Walker
James J. Walker
a scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales
Marie Curie
a sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
a sensible conclusion is that languages are \'difficult\' in inverse proportion to the strength of motivation for learning them (Reg Hindley)
Reg Hindley
a shadow is lost in too much light... or too much darkness
Moni Ovadia
a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use - Washington Irving
Washington Irving
a slave has but one master, an ambitious man has as many as there are people useful to his advancement
Jean de La Bruyère
a slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
a smart woman prefers to stay alone than to stay with anyone - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
a smile is the shortest distance between two people - Víctor Borge
Víctor Borge
a sociologist is someone who goes to a football match to look at the spectators
Gesualdo Bufalino
a specialist is one who knows more and more about less and less, ultimately knowing everything... about nothing!
Luciano Somma
a speech belongs half to the speaker and half to the listener
Michel de Montaigne
a strong foe is better than a weak friend - Edward Dahlberg
Edward Dahlberg
a synonym is a word you use when you can\'t spell the word you first thought of - Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
a tooth ought to be valued much more than a diamond
Miguel de Cervantes
a tragic indicator of the values of our civilization is that there\'s no business like war business - Douglas Mattern
Douglas Mattern
a traitor is someone who leaves a party to join another and a convert is someone who leaves this other party to join yours
Georges Clemenceau
a translation done badly is not a translation
Anónimo
a woman is a present that chooses you
Georges Brassens
a word is nothing but a noise and books are nothing but paper
Paul Claudel
a writer is a productive labourer not in so far as he produces ideas, but in so far as he enriches the publisher who publishes his works
Karl Marx
act well your part, there all the honor lies - Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Lee Masters
adventure is just bad planning
Roald Amundsen
advertising always combines superfluousness with pleasure
Ennio Flaiano
advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths - Edgar A. Shoaff
Edgar Shoaff
advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it - Stephen Leacock
Stephen Leacock
after all, it\'s your relationships with other people that give value to life
Wilhelm von Humboldt
after all, the language is our homeland
Camilo José Cela
after discrediting virtues, our century succeeded in discrediting vices
Nicolás Gómez Dávila
after suffering so much, at least there is the recompense of dying like dogs
Cesare Pavese
after three appearances on TV, any fool being interviewed says what he thinks and what others think too
Enzo Biagi
age has whitened the hair of some men while leaving their hearts unaffected, which remain fresh and young and beat just as strongly for every good and beautiful thing
Ludoviko Zamenhof
age to me means nothing. I can\'t get old; I\'m working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you\'re working, you stay young - George Burns
George Burns
albeit there are as many grammairiennes as grammariens, indeed more...
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
all charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others - Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly
all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
all gods were immortal
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
all good acts are only demonstrations of power
Miguel de Unamuno
all happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
Leo Tolstoy
all history is contemporary history
Benedetto Croce
all ideas are already in the brain, just as all statues are in the marble
Carlo Dossi
all is worth nothing and the rest is worth even less
León de Greiff
all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other - H.P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
all love letters are ridiculous. They would not be love letters if they were not ridiculous
Fernando Pessoa
all men have a woman in their thoughts, and married men have another at home
Noel Clarasó Serrat
all men play a role except, perhaps, some actors
Eugène Ionesco
all men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers - Orison Swett Marden
Orison Swett Marden
all modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State
Albert Camus
all our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing
Maurice Maeterlinck
all she needs do is shout the truth in everyone\'s face. No one will believe it and everyone will think her mad!
Luigi Pirandello
all speech, written or spoken, is a dead language - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke
all that which is invented, is true
Gustave Flaubert
all the brains in the world are powerless against any kind of stupidity that is in vogue
Jean de La Fontaine
all the glory of the world lies in a grain of corn
José Martí
all the world\'s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
all things considered, there are two types of men in this world. Those who stay home and those who do not - Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
all tramps and beggars are equal under the law
Carlo Dossi
all universal moral principles are idle fantasies
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
all we are saying is give peace a chance - John Lennon
John Lennon
all would live long, but none would be old - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
all you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
almost all physicians have their favourite diseases - Henry Fielding
Henry Fielding
although death is terrifying, knowing that you are living to eternity without ever being able to die is even more terrifying
Anton Chekhov
always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
America is a country that doesn\'t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there - Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter
Americans are healthy carriers of democracy
Giorgio Gaber
among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken - Orson Rega Card
Orson Rega Card
amusing yourself almost always means a different way of being bored
Charles Régismanset
an absolutely logical language without its own idioms would be lifeless and too mechanical
Ludoviko Zamenhof
an actor is a guy who, if you ain\'t talking about him, he ain\'t listening - Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
an actor is a sincere liar
Albert Camus
an Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country - Sir Henry Wotton
Sir Henry Wotton
an American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
an archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her - Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
an arts degree is like a diploma in origami. And about as much use - JG Ballard
James Graham Ballard
an e-mail cannot express the sentiment of a tear
José Saramago
an editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff - Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson
an era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted - Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
an expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field
Niels Bohr
an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
an honest man is always a child
Socrates
an incompetent lawyer can delay a trial for months or years. A competent lawyer can delay one even longer - Evelle Younger
Evelle Younger
an intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself
Albert Camus
an intellectual is the type of person who has bound those books he has not read
Leo Longanesi
an international gang of exchange speculators has mindlessly and heartlessly created a world of inequality, misery and horror. Their criminal hegemony must be ended without delay
Jean Ziegler
an optimist is he who believes that things cannot get any worse
Alessandro Morandotti
an optimist is he who thinks that a woman has finished her telephone call merely because she has said \'.....well, be seeing you......\'
Marcel Achard
anarchy doesn\'t mean no rules, it means no rulers - Edward Abbey
Edward Abbey
and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared
Niccolò Machiavelli
and of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny\'s the worst - Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe
and so we find ourselves with this simple, two-pronged truism: firstly, we are a community of people speaking the same language and, secondly, speaking it is one of the ways of marking us as human beings
Octavio Paz
and to avoid it being stolen... money is entrusted to the banks
Anónimo
and we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
and what was formerly done \'for the sake of God\' is now done for the sake of money, that is to say for what in this day and age ensures more than anything else a feeling of power and peace of mind
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
and yet, the contrary is always true as well
Leo Longanesi
animal rights come before religion
Dan Jørgensen
anthropoid apes and baboons don\'t speak because, if they could, human beings would force them to work
Antoine Le Grand
any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so - Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
any city, however small, is actually divided into two: one for the poor, the other for the rich, and they are at war with each other
Plato
any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
any idiot can face a crisis - it\'s day to day living that wears you out
Anton Chekhov
any kind of divorce is a patching-up exercise on something that has ended up badly. Battling to get divorce legalised is a battle behind the lines. Marriage should be fought against
Luciano Bianciardi
any man worthy of the name must reproach himself for the reproaches directed against any other man
José Martí
any one of us would term barbaric what is not habitual to us
Michel de Montaigne
any private property is necessarily under a \'social mortgage\'
Giovanni Paolo II
any woman would like to be faithful. The difficulty is finding a man to be faithful to
Marlene Dietrich
anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend\'s success - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
anyone being born should exercise great prudence in the choice of place, year, and parents
Gesualdo Bufalino
anyone can speak obscurely, but very few with clarity
Galileo Galilei
anyone that wants the presidency so much that he\'ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office - David Broder
David Broder
anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist - Kenneth Boulding
Kenneth Boulding
anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory
Leonardo da Vinci
anyone who has never owned a dog can\'t know what loving and being loved mean
Arthur Schopenhauer
anyone who holds power for even one minute commits a crime
Luigi Pintor
anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
Franz Kafka
anyone who teaches people to die teaches them to live
Michel de Montaigne
anything capable of being imagined will one day be made reality
Jules Verne
apart from a few men, all animals have a soul
Anónimo
approbation from others is stimulating, but it is as well sometimes to distrust it
Paul Cézanne
art is a call to which too many who are not called give an answer
Leo Longanesi
art is a hammer to beat the world, not a mirror to reflect it
Vladimir Majakovskij
art is an investment of capital, culture an excuse
Ennio Flaiano
art is magic freed from the lie of being truth
Theodor W. Adorno
art is the lie that makes us realize truth
Pablo Picasso
art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
Pablo Picasso
as a body everyone is single, but as a soul, never
Hermann Hesse
as a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our reach
Albert Camus
as a rule I use only words that enhance the silence
Eduardo Galeano
as a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death
Leonardo Da Vinci
as fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless - Lord Chesterfield
Lord Chesterfield
as I didn\'t mind being born, I don\'t mind dying
Federico García Lorca
as in friendship so in love, we are often happier from ignorance than from knowledge
François de La Rochefoucauld
as long as I still have something to do, I will have done nothing
Caius Iulius Caesar
as long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it - Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett
as long as there is oil, there will be no peace in the Middle East
Anónimo
as long as translations exist, language is a vehicle, not a destination - Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor
as long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
as men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all
Blaise Pascal
as regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve
Bertolt Brecht
as soon as you start to speak a foreign language, your facial expressions and hand movements and your body language all change. You are already someone else
Isabelle Adjani
as soon as you tolerate something, it becomes bearable, and before long it will become common - Israel Zangwill
Israel Zangwill
as to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent
Socrates
ask no questions and you will be told no lies - Anonymous
Anónimo
ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so - John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
asking an entrepreneur not to cheat on his income is like asking a dentist not to cheat on invoices
Anónimo
astronomy has taught us that we are not the centre of the universe. We are only a minute planet orbiting around a very common star. We, as intelligent beings, are the result of the evolution of the stars; we are made of the stuff of heavenly bodies
Margherita Hack
at any given moment you have to run the risk of losing everything so that something works again
Isabelle Adjani
at present, with the exception of tobacco, alcohol and television, most drugs are illegal, and yet our kids can always find them on every school corner
Manu Chao
at the most important crossroads of life, there\'s no signposts - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
at times it\'s better to strive to be happy in misfortune by accepting it, rather than fighting or trying to overcome it
Maurice Maeterlinck
audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear
Publilius Syrus
Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they\'re only animals
Theodor W. Adorno
bad books engender bad habits and bad habits engender good books
René Descartes
banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with a flick of the pen they will create enough money to buy it back again. However, take that power away from them and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money - Sir Josiah Stamp
Sir Josiah Stamp
barometer. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
barriers only help to impoverish peoples, make them cruel towards one another, make them speak a strange and incomprehensible language to each other about living space, geopolitical necessities and have them utter to each other dogmatic irreverences against foreign immigrants, almost as if they were lepers and the cruel manner in which every populace shuts itself within itself might, instead of misery and discontent, almost create riches and power
Luigi Einaudi
base impulses dominate our lives, just like 50,000 years ago
Rita Levi Montalcini
basic research is what I am doing when I don\'t know what I am doing - Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun
be careful what you wish for, it might come true - Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Joanne Kathleen Rowling
be frank and explicit with your lawyer... It will then be his job to make everything confused - Anonymous
Anonymous
be nice to people on your way up because you\'ll meet them on your way down - Wilson Mizner
Wilson Mizner
be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so - Lord Chesterfield
Lord Chesterfield
beautiful women very often are not as intelligent in proportion to their beauty
Guy de Maupassant
beauty is in the eye of the beholder - Anonymous
Anonymous
become the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
before anything else, emotion! Comprehension only comes afterwards!
Paul Gauguin
before changing your mind make sure that you already have an opinion to change
Albert Brie
before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
before thinking about how to educate, one would do well to clarify what results one wishes to obtain - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
before we came, the world lacked nothing; after we depart, the world will lack nothing
Omar Khayyam
being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men - Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
being childless is a happy misfortune
Euripides
being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it\'s important - Eugene McCarthy
Eugene Joseph McCarthy
being right is one more good reason for not succeeding
Nicolás Gómez Dávila
being young and not revolutionary is even a biological contradiction
Salvador Allende
believe in everything you are told about the world - nothing is too awful to be impossible
Honoré de Balzac
believing in nothing is also religion
Cesare Pavese
Berlusconi is one of those illnesses cured by vaccine. To get over Berlusconi you need a good injection of Berlusconi
Indro Montanelli
better to do and regret than to regret not having done
Giovanni Boccaccio
beware of defining as intelligent only those who share your opinions
Ugo Ojetti
bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same - Erica Jong
Erica Jong
blessed is he who expects no gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed - W. C. Bennett
W.C. Bennett
blind and unwavering indiscipline at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men - Alfred Jarry
Alfred Jarry
book-lovers with shelves full of books and who do not even turn a page can be compared to eunuchs in a harem
Carlo Dossi
books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content
Paul Valéry
books have their pride too - when they are lent out they don\'t return
Theodor Fontane
books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren\'t very new at all - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
books will be the salvation of mankind
Voltaire
boredom is an infirmity for which the remedy is work; pleasure is only a palliative - Duke of Lewis
Duke of Lewis
Bradley Manning should be regarded as a hero. He is doing what an honest, decent citizen should be doing: letting your population know what the government, the people who rule you are doing. They want to keep it secret of course - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
brevity is the soul of wit - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Britain is the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than the sex - Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
bureaucracy is a giant mechanism run by small people
Honoré de Balzac
bureaucracy: a difficulty for every solution - Samuel Herbert
Samuel Herbert
but do you know what men are? Miseries who must die, more miserable than the worms or leaves of last year that died taking no notice of him
Cesare Pavese
but don\'t you see that the whole trouble lies here? In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each one of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put it in the words that I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do
Luigi Pirandello
but they wouldn\'t be men if they weren\'t miserable. Death is what they\'re born for. It\'s death that drives them to their efforts, to memory and foresight
Cesare Pavese
by coming to resemble what we are not, we cease to be what we are
Ernst Jünger
can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us? - Eric Schaub
Eric Schaub
capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class - Al Capone
Al Capone
capitalism is the worst enemy of humanity
Evo Morales
castilian is the lingua franca of American Indians
Carlos Fuentes
caution: Marx\'s corpse is still breathing 
Nicanor Parra
cease to hope and you will cease to fear
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
cemeteries are full of great men deemed essential for the world’s survival - Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
certainly no revolution was needed to teach the world that the extreme disproportion between fortunes is the source of many an evil and many a crime; nevertheless, our conviction that the equality of wealth is a chimera, has not weakened
Robespierre
chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking and feeling and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them - James Baldwin
James Baldwin
chips are one of the most spiritual creations of Parisian genius
Maurice Edmond Sailland dit Curnonsky
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them? - Jules Feiffer
Jules Feiffer
Christianity has done a great deal for love by making a sin of it
Anatole France
cinema generates memory, television oblivion
Jean-Luc Godard
civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them - Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead
civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
civilized people can\'t satisfy their sexual instincts to the full without love - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
clarity is the philosopher\'s courtesy
José Ortega y Gasset
cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing - Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller
clothes are semiotic artifices: in other words, machines of communication
Umberto Eco
coca cola is good for the health... of the US economy
Anónimo
Communism is essentially the uniting of man with his nature, the true resurrection of his nature, the naturalism achieved by man and the humanism accomplished by his nature
Karl Marx
conscience is a dog that doesn\'t bar our way forward, but we can\'t stop it from barking
Nicolas de Chamfort
conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
conscience is what your mother told you before you were six years old - Brock Chisholm
Brock Chisholm
consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago - Bernard Berenson
Bernard Berenson
consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
cooking is a political act. When we let corporations cook for us we lose control. There\'s an enormous leap of faith to think they are going to have integrity, and that their beef is beef - Mike Pollan
Mike Pollan
corruption is like garbage, it must be removed every day
Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza
courage is the fear of being thought a coward - Horace Smith
Horace Smith
courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training
Anna Freud
creative people are the opposite of civilised people
Albert Camus
crimes committed with automobiles are called accidents
Eduardo Galeano
cruelty toward animals is the apprenticeship of cruelty against men
Publius Ovidius Naso
cultural awareness of our intrinsic and fragile bondage to the \'lively earth\' is the most important tool to promote justice, sustainability and a new economy - Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva
culture has benefited above all from books on which the publishers have lost - Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
culture is always like that - layer upon layer of quotation after quotation, of ideas that give rise to other ideas, lively exchanges of words that span time and space
Rosa Montero
culture is an instrument manipulated by school-teachers to produce school-teachers who, in turn, will produce school-teachers
Simone Weil
culture is not to read a lot, neither to know a lot - it means to experience a lot
Fernando Pessoa
culture is what is left in man when he has forgotten everything
Edouard Herriot
curse that instant of happiness that has made me unhappy for evermore
Franco Trincale
cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a person of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall - Oliver Herford
Oliver Herford
dear Democracy come back home as it\'s not too late
Ivano Fossati
death is a life lived. Life is a death to come
Jorge Luis Borges
death is a state of perfection, the only one within reach of mortals
Emil Cioran
death is expiated by living
Giuseppe Ungaretti
death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
death is something we don\'t have to fear, since as long as we exist death doesn\'t and when it does we don\'t
Epicurus
death may be the best part of life
Carlos Silva
death used to be part of me until it abandoned me for someone else
Octavio Paz
death, by herself, has always killed far less that mankind has
José Saramago
death, until now, is life\'s most concrete invention
Emil Cioran
defining a word is like catching a butterfly on the wing
Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira
democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they\'ve told you what you think it is you want to hear - Alan Coren
Alan Coren
democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor - James Russell Lowell
James Russell Lowell
democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
democracy is fragile and if too many flags are raised to it, it falls apart
Enzo Biagi
democracy is the name we give to the people each time we need them
Robert de Flers
democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner - James Bovard
James Bovard
democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
democracy: thus being unable to make justice strong, we have determined that strength is justice
Blaise Pascal
desire nothing and you will be the richest man in the world
Miguel de Cervantes
despots can change laws but not habits
Jacinto Benavente y Martínez
development is a voyage with more castaways than survivors
Eduardo Galeano
development is like a dead star whose light we can still see, even though it has been dead for ages and for ever
Gilbert Rist
dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true - Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
dictionaries need to be corrected continually, like maps
Carlo Dossi
digital is speed and efficiency. Paper is pleasure
Giuseppe Annoscia
disarmament conferences amount to fire prevention exercises by pyromaniacs - John Osborne
John Osborne
discoveries are of no help to the Third World, they just compound the existing injustice
Ryszard Kapuściński
dissent is the highest form of patriotism - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
do arms factories contribute to combatting unemployment?
Anónimo
do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live
Gustave Flaubert
do not try to live forever. You will not succeed - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
do not use that foreign word \'ideals\'. We have that excellent native word \'lies\'
Henrik Ibsen
do stupid things, but do them with enthusiasm
Colette
do we have to cohabit with the mafia even in sport?
Carlo Cattaneo
do you believe then that our dear God is Catholic?
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
do you want lots of people coming to your aid? Try and avoid the need for it
Alessandro Manzoni
do you want to damage someone\'s reputation? Speak well of them
André Siegfried
do you want to make it impossible for anyone to oppress his fellow-man? Then make sure that no one shall possess power
Mikhail Bakunin
doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too
Anton Chekhov
doctors prescribe medicines of which they know very little, to the sick of whom they know less, to cure diseases of which they know nothing
Voltaire
doctors. Lucky men. Their successes gleam in the sun... and their mistakes are buried
Michel de Montaigne
does the death penalty make any sense to those condemned to die?
Anónimo
does the end justify the means? Thanks, Moggi
Anonimo
doesn\'t it scare you, a world of ignoramuses with no memory other than that of their computers? - Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom
doing no evil is very good. But doing no good is very bad
Padre Alberto Hurtado
don\'t allow the imposition of the liberty of speech before having the liberty of thought
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
don\'t ask me to be kind; just ask me to behave as if I was
Jules Renard
don\'t be so humble - you are not that great - Golda Meir
Golda Meir
don\'t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
don\'t read as children do, to amuse yourself, or as the ambitious, to educate yourself. No, read to live
Gustave Flaubert
don\'t regret what you weren\'t capable of, rather what you would\'ve been able to and not wanted to
Mao Zedong
don\'t shout for help at night. You may wake your neighbors
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
don\'t trust an idea that has not come to mind while walking
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
don\'t vote, it only encourages them - Anonymous
Anonymous
don\'t wait for the right opportunity: create it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
don\'t waste time looking for obstacles: it may be that none exist
Franz Kafka
doping for an athlete is like lying and stealing for a politician. Hard to avoid
Anónimo
doubt is one of the names of intelligence
Jorge Luis Borges
doubt is unpleasant, but certainty is ridiculous
Voltaire
dream and you will be free in spirit, fight and you will be free in life
Ernesto Che Guevara
dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them - John Updike
John Updike
ducks lay their eggs in silence while hens cackle like madwomen. The result? Everybody eats hens\' eggs - Henry Ford
Henry Ford
duty is what one expects from others - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
dying is a habit that people have
Jorge Luis Borges
each moment of ours is never the same and we are never the same from one moment to the next, one period of time to the next
Heraclitus
eating words has never given me indigestion - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
education consists mainly of what we have unlearned - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices - Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter
education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance - Will Durant
Will Durant
education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
education is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something new, something unforeseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world - Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt
education\'s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one - Malcolm S. Forbes
Malcolm Steve Forbes
elector: one who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man\'s choice - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
England and America are two countries divided by a common language - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
enough of drugs in sport: ban testing! - Anonymous
Anonymous
even an ass can go to Mecca, but that does not make an ass a pilgrim
Arabic saying
even if you travel down its every path, you will not find the limits of the soul: such are the depths of its logos
Heraclitus
every anomaly seduces us, life in the first place, that anomaly par excellence
Emil Cioran
every attraction is reciprocal
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
every change in our laws takes money out of somebody\'s pocket and puts it into somebody else\'s - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
every conviction is a prison
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
every idiot confuses price and value
Antonio Machado
every individual stands alone at the heart of the world transfixed by a ray of sunlight; and suddenly it is evening
Salvatore Quasimodo
every man has a task in life and it is never the one he would have chosen
Hermann Hesse
every man is as God made him, and often worse
Miguel de Cervantes
every man\'s memory is his private literature - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
every nation mocks at other nations, and they are all right
Arthur Schopenhauer
every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy
Franz Kafka
every so often it is well to realize that even today, even now, we are shaping the nostalgia that will give warmth to a prospective tomorrow
Mario Benedetti
every thought is an exception to a general rule - which is not thinking
Paul Valéry
every word carries its own memory
Eduardo Pérsico
every word has been, at sometime, a neologism
Jorge Luis Borges
every word is false. But what is there without words?
Elias Canetti
everybody knows a certain thing is unrealizable until somebody unaware of this comes and invents it - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
everyone betrays the defects of their own qualities
Adriano Olivetti
everyone hears only what he understands
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
everyone smiles in the same language - Anonymous
Anonymous
everyone takes the limits of his field of vision for the confines of the world
Arthur Schopenhauer
everyone worries about rhinos, but crab louses are in danger of extinction too
Anónimo
everything in life is bearable, except for many days of uninterrupted happiness
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
everything is dangerous. If it wasn\'t so, life wouldn\'t be worth living - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
everything is ridiculous when one thinks of death - Thomas Bernhard
Thomas Bernhard
everything left unsaid is said forever
Julio Cortázar
everything that I know... I know only because I love
Leo Tolstoy
everything we define today as immoral has in some place and at some time been considered moral. What guarantee do we have that history will not go back on itself?
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
everything we eat without really needing to is plunder from the stomachs of the poor - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge - Erwin Knoll
Erwin Knoll
everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race - H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells
expansion presupposes complexity, and complexity decadence - Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian - Dennis Wholey
Dennis Wholey
experience is a flame which cannot illuminate without burning
Benito Pérez Galdós
experience is a good teacher but it has its high price
Heinrich Heine
experience is a lottery ticket bought after the draw has been made
Gabriela Mistral
experience is simply the name we give our mistakes - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again - Franklin P. Jones
Franklin P. Jones
experience: a comb that life gives you after you\'ve lost your hair - Judith Stern
Judith Stern
explaining a word requires other words which in turn must be explained with others, and so on and on without end. Communicating is just an illusion
Pino Caruso
facts are always popping up to confuse the theories
Carlo Dossi
failure went to my head
Ennio Flaiano
faithfulness is the art of committing adultery only with one\'s mind
Décoly
faithfulness lives where love is stronger than instinct
Paul Carvel
falling in love is a transient state of imbecility
José Ortega y Gasset
falling in love is the stuff of waiters
Gianni Agnelli
false impressions still persist in spite of reason and knowledge
Giacomo Leopardi
familial affections are put on only for special occasions - Karl Krauss
Karl Kraus
fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim - George Santayana
George Santayana
fashion is always a reflection of its time but unfortunately we forget it when it\'s stupid
Coco Chanel
fashion, that is, the monotony in change
Miguel de Unamuno
few see us as we are, but everyone sees what we pretend to be
Niccolò Machiavelli
few things are as immutable as the addiction of political groups to the ideas by which they have won office - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears - Rober W. Sarnoff
Rober W. Sarnoff
finishing second means being the first person to lose
Gilles Villeneuve
first be free - then ask for freedom
Fernando Pessoa
flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs - George Chapman
George Chapman
follow the example of the best, those who give up everything to build a better world
Salvador Allende
fools, they don\'t know how much more the half is than the whole
Hesiod
football is not just a matter of life and death, it\'s much more important than that - Bill Shankly
Bill Shankly
football is popular because stupidity is popular
Jorge Luis Borges
football is the open-air kingdom of human loyalty
Antonio Gramsci
for a man, the secret of success in his work is to have a fine woman at his side, and to replace her often ...
Enzo Ferrari
for an Indian, the gold of the sun is enough and more
Violeta Parra
for each of us, the past has the greatest attraction because it\'s the only thing we know and truly love
Pier Paolo Pasolini
for every complex problem, there is always a simple solution - that is wrong - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
for every language that becomes extinct, an image of man disappears
Octavio Paz
for how many will it still be worth living, when we no longer die?
Elias Canetti
for it is not the man but the world which has become abnormal
Antonin Artaud
for many women the shortest path to perfection is tenderness
François Mauriac
for mere death is not the bitterest, but rather when one who wants to die cannot obtain even that boon
Sophocles
for money you can have everything it is said. - No that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honour; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money
Arne Garborg
for most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed - Clifton Fadiman
Clifton Fadiman
for some communists, if you are an anticommunist, you are a fascist. This is so incomprehensible as to say that if you are not a catholic, you are a mormon
Jorge Luis Borges
for those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while - Luther Burbank
Luther Burbank
formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom
Oswald Spengler
fortunately Bush has come to the defence of democracy
Anónimo
frankly speaking, you sometimes have to get annoyed to make things work well
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
freedom does not exist, but the quest for freedom does, and it is this quest that makes us free
Carlos Fuentes
freedom for supporters of the government only, for members of a party only - no matter how big its membership may be - is no freedom at all. Freedom is always only freedom for the man who thinks differently about it
Rosa Luxemburg
freedom is like poetry - it doesn\'t have to have epithets, it\'s total freedom!
Enzo Biagi
freedom of the press is perhaps the one that has suffered the most from the slow degradation of the idea of liberty
Albert Camus
friends are that part of the human race one can be human with - George Santayana
George Santayana
friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves - Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
friendship is a product of loyalty, not of passive allegiance
Ferruccio de Bortoli
friendships are like marriages: only one in ten is for love
Edmondo De Amicis
friendships are not decided on by chance but according to our dominant passions
Alberto Moravia
from smokers, we can learn tolerance. I\'ve never met anybody who protested against non smokers
Sandro Pertini
from the brain, and the brain alone, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our pains and griefs - Hippocrates
Hippocrates
fur: a skin that changes its animal - Anonymous
Anonymous
future generations\' international lingua franca will certainly be just a programmed language
Ludoviko Zamenhof
gas is a more merciful weapon than the high explosive shell, and compels an enemy to accept a decision with less loss of life than any other agency of war - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
generosity can, unfortunately, also amount to good business
Ugo Ojetti
generous souls are more offended by flattery than insult
Nicolò Tommaseo
give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man\'s censure, but reserve thy judgment - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
giving in to the vice of obedience is always comfortable
Don Lorenzo Milani
globalization is a process that enables the powerful to exploit the weak
Alejandro Llano
God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians - Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
God created man and, seeing he was not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion so that he would feel his solitude more
Paul Valéry
God, like a comma, can change everything
Guido Guerrasio
going to church doesn\'t make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car - Laurence J. Peter
Laurence J. Peter
going to church doesn\'t make you a Christian any more than standing in a car park makes you a car - Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
Good cannot be vanquished, Evil can (Rabindranâth Tagore)
Rabindranath Tagore
governments never learn. Only people learn - Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
grasp the subject, the words will follow
Marcus Porcius Cato
great loves take off in a very precise way - as soon as you set eyes on her you ask yourself: who is that idiot?
Ennio Flaiano
great men are the most alone - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
greatness does not consist in receiving honours but in deserving them
Aristotle
guilt lasts as long as the feeling of remorse
Jorge Luis Borges
half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them - Martin Henry Fischer
Martin Henry Fischer
half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can\'t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it - Robert Frost
Robert Frost
happiness is a gift that comes to he who did not seek it
Anton Chekhov
happiness is a marvellous thing: the more you give,  the more you are left with
Blaise Pascal
happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults
Thomas Szasz
happiness is getting on with yourself
Luis Buñuel
happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived - Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
happiness isn\'t something you experience; it\'s something you remember - Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant
happiness lies in being free, that is, in desiring nothing
Epictetus
happy is he who laughs at himself; he will not go short of entertainment - Habib Bourguiba
Habib Bourguiba
happy is not the man to whom fortune can give nothing more, but the one from whom it can take nothing away
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
have the courage to think
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
having had a good upbringing nowadays is a great disadvantage as it excludes you from so many things - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
having no vices adds nothing to virtue
Antonio Machado
he has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
he hoisted his own flag high....so that he didn\'t have to look at it
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
he is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature
Socrates
he is weak as he did not doubt enough and desired to arrive at some conclusions
Miguel de Unamuno
he makes no friend who never made a foe - Alfred Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson
he who asks for nothing expects everything
Jean Rostand
he who does not punish evil, commands it to be done
Leonardo da Vinci
he who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won\'t encounter many rivals
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
he who knows how to laugh is master of the world
Giacomo Leopardi
he who pays no attention to what his neighbour does, says or thinks, preferring to concentrate on making his own actions appropriate and justifiable, better uses his time
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much
Jorge Luis Borges
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
help me understand what I am telling you about and I will explain it better
Antonio Machado
here even the law of the jungle is not respected
Nicanor Parra
here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she\'s at rest, and so am I - John Dryden
John Dryden
here lives a free man. No one serves him
Albert Camus
heresy is only another word for freedom of thought - Graham Greene
Graham Greene
high school in our time amounts to little more than day care for virtual adults in which some learning might incidentally take place, much of it of dubious value - James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler
high-end journalism can and should bite any hand that tries to feed it - David Simon
David Simon
his conscience was clear; indeed he never used it
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
his designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage - Henry Fielding
Henry Fielding
historians use documents to lie, novelists use their imagination to lie
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
history shows us that when people discover barbarism they mobilize to stop it - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
history teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives - Abba Eban
Abba Eban
history teaches us the lesson of war but we tend to forget it all the same
Benito Mussolini
history: an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
Hollywood\'s a place where they\'ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
hope has two beautiful offspring: disdain and courage. The former confronted by how things are going, the latter to change them
Sant'Agostino
hope is alright for breakfast, but it makes a very poor dinner - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss
Democritus
how do you recognise a work of art? How can it be kept apart, even if only for a moment, from its critics, commentators, its indefatigable plagiarists, its defacers and its final destiny in solitude? Simple-just translate it
Roberto Bolaño
how do you tell if Lyndon Johnson is lying? If he wiggles his ears, that doesn\'t mean he\'s lying. If he raises his eyebrows, that doesn\'t mean he\'s lying. But when he moves his lips, he\'s lying - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
how easy it is to write difficultly
Eugenio Colorni
how is it that the Mafia \'invests\' by giving away drugs outside schools and publishers don\'t do the same with books?
Anónimo
how is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read
Karl Kraus
how many lives there are in one life, how many men there are in one man
Giovanni Papini
how many worries simply flow away when you decide to be somebody instead of just something
Coco Chanel
how much truth can a spirit endure, how much can it dare? Every acquisition, every step forward in knowledge results from courage, from hardness towards oneself, from cleanliness towards oneself
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
human beings can be grouped into three classes: those who are toiled to death, those who are bored to death, and those who are worried to death - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
human beings have only two operating modes: irresponsibility and panic - James R. Schlesinger
James R. Schlesinger
human history, what with salvation and perdition, is ambiguous. We don\'t even know whether we are masters of our destiny
Norberto Bobbio
human nature: what makes you swear at a pedestrian when you are driving and at the driver when you are a pedestrian - Oren Arnold
Oren Arnold
human rights are not respected in Cuba, except in Guantánamo
Anónimo
humanity doesn\'t go along with the idea that the world came into being by chance, by mistake, only because four imprudent atoms collided on the wet motorway. So a cosmic plot, God, the angels or devils has to be found
Umberto Eco
humanity is as it is, it\'s not a question of changing it but getting to know it
Gustave Flaubert
humankind cannot stand very much reality
Carl Jung
husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue
François de La Rochefoucauld
I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don\'t talk politics - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I also read books, many books: but I learn less from them than I do from life. The only book that has taught me a lot is the dictionary. The dictionary, how I adore it! But I also love the road, an even more wonderful dictionary
Ettore Petrolini
I am a heavy burden on a person, I almost suffocate him and demand that he should carry me; and, without relieving him, I persuade myself and others that I am sorry and want to make it easy for him by all possible means, but not by allowing him to get rid of my weight
Leo Tolstoy
I am a part of all that I have met - Alfred Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson
I am always of the opinion with the learned, if they speak first - William Congreve
William Congreve
I am I plus my circumstances
José Ortega y Gasset
I am in favor of deliberately spreading methodically prepared bacteria among people and animals, mildew ... to destroy the harvests, anthrax to destroy horses and livestock, and the plague, in order to kill not only entire armies, but also the inhabitants of large regions - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I am in favour of legalizing all drugs. This is for one reason: I don\'t like the mafia
Manu Chao
I am never so busy as when I have nothing to do
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
I am not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I am of the opinion that law must be respected never forgetting to apply it in a way to protect the weaker ones among us
Romano Prodi
I am only a person who limits myself to raising a stone to check underneath. It isn\'t my fault monsters appear every now and then
José Saramago
I am optimistic for the future of pessimism
Jean Rostand
I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I am surely mad; but if I am not, then neither should the others be free - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
I am the State
Louis XIV
I am truly free only when all human beings around me, men and women alike, are equally free
Michail Bakunin
I am unable to hold translators in any kind of regard, because otherwise I would begin to write with an impersonal and flat language completely devoid of character
Günter Grass
I appeared to the Holy Virgin
Carmelo Bene
I believe I have found the missing link between animals and civilized man. It is us
Konrad Lorenz
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
I believe that some day we will deserve to be free of governments
Jorge Luis Borges
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
I call a man, one who is master of his tongue
Don Lorenzo Milani
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I cannot afford to waste my time making money - Alexander Agassiz
Alexander Agassiz
I cannot live with someone who can\'t live without me - Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer
I can\'t change the past, but I can change my memories
Anónimo
I carry inside of me a heavy burden: the weight of the riches I did not give to others (Rabindranath Tagore)
Rabindranath Tagore
I committed the worst sin ever: I was not happy
Jorge Luis Borges
I consider as barbaric any offence to a human being because he belongs to a different people, language, religion or social class
Ludoviko Zamenhof
I could never figure how they can teach boys how to bomb villages with napalm - and not let them write the word \'fuck\' on their airplanes - Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
I dedicate this edition to my enemies who have helped me so much in my career
Camilo José Cela
I dedicated myself to investigating what life is and I don\'t know why nor for what it exists
Severo Ochoa
I delight in men over seventy, they always offer one the devotion of a lifetime - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I desire little, and that little I desire, I desire it little
San Francesco d'Assisi
I do not believe in miracles. I\'ve seen too many of them - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I do not believe that a man is worth so much as to have two women or a woman is worth so little to be the second choice - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forget their use
Galileo Galilei
I do not meddle willingly in my own private affairs
Karl Kraus
I do not think you want too much sincerity in society. It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good … and it would spread a lively terror - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I don\'t drink alcohol. But not because of virtue, but because there is a drink which I like better, and that is water
Jorge Luis Borges
I don\'t ever write my name on books that I buy; I only do so after having read them as only then can I say they\'re mine
Carlo Dossi
I don\'t have time to be in a hurry - John Wesley
John Wesley
I don\'t know whether God exists, but if he doesn\'t he makes a better impression
Stefano Benni
I don\'t want to be alone, I want to be left alone - Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
I don\'t want to demonstrate anything, I just want to show
Federico Fellini
I don\'t want to end up on the operating table in order to live for a few more months - it\'s not worth it. I prefer to die with a smile on my face
Margherita Hack
I fear very much that the Jews are like all underdogs. When they get on the top they are just as intolerant and cruel as the people were to them when they were underneath - Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving... we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie the anchor - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I firmly reserve the right to contradict myself
Paul Claudel
I give no alms. I am not poor enough for that
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own - J.P. Donleavy
J.P. Donleavy
I hated my years in Parliament as much as I hated my years at the Azeglio high school in Turin. A complete and utter waste of time
Susanna Agnelli
I have always planned my life so that I could die with three hundred thousand things on my conscience but not a single regret
Fabrizio De André
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians
Charles De Gaulle
I have learned that a life is worthless but nothing is worth more than a life
André Malraux
I have learned to use the word \'impossible\' with the greatest caution - Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun
I have lived many lives through the long ages. Man, the individual, has made no moral progress in the past ten thousand years. I affirm this absolutely - Jack London
Jack London
I have never been the author of anything, since I have always come up with things that were in the air
Nicanor Parra
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve - Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
I heartily believe revolution to be the source of legal right
Fidel Castro
I hold the world but as the world, a stage where every man must play a part - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
I know nothing of today\'s literature. For some time now my contemporary writers have been the Greeks
Jorge Luis Borges
I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I just do not know
Jean Cocteau
I know very well that because I am unlettered some presumptuous people will think they have the right to criticize me, saying that I am an uncultured man. What stupid fools! Do they not know that I could reply to them as Marius did to the Roman patricians: \'Do those who pride themselves on the works of other men claim to challenge mine?\'
Leonardo Da Vinci
I like talking. A lot of times I talk to myself, just to hear myself talk. Sometimes I am so clever that even I don\'t understand what I said - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
I love Germany so very much that I preferred two of them
Giulio Andreotti
I love women, but I don\'t admire them - Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
I love, you love, he loves, we love, you love, they love. If only they were not conjugations, but reality
Mario Moreno (Cantinflas)
I loved, I was loved, the sun caressed my face. Life, you owe me nothing! Life, we\'re even!
Amado Nervo
I made this drawing in less than five minutes, but it took me sixty years to be able to do that
Auguste Renoir
I need poetry to express what cannot be said
José Hierro
I need to feel the same respect for my mother as one feels for an ideal
Anne Frank
I never expect a soldier to think - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
I never intended to get close to the people with my writings. Actually, I never intended to get close to anybody
Jorge Luis Borges
I paint things as I think them, not as I see them
Pablo Picasso
I possess nothing so completely as that which I have given away
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction - Aneurin Bevan
Aneurin Bevan
I really do feel that genuine translation of text requires understanding of the text, and understanding requires having lived in the world and dealt with the physical world and is not just a question of manipulating words - Douglas Hofstadter
Douglas Hofstadter
I really don\'t trust statistics much. A man with his head in a hot oven and his feet in a freezer has statistically an average body temperature - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
I see no error made which I might not have committed myself
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my dog - Charles V
Charles V
I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can\'t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank
I support the legalisation of drugs... at least in sport
Massimiliano Badiali
I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self-contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; not one is dissatisfied - not one is demented with the mania of owning things; not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
I think killing any living creature is a little like killing ourselves and I see no difference between an animal\'s suffering and a human being\'s
Margherita Hack
I think that Kissinger is the most conspicuous criminal of war at liberty in the world - Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
I use the parties in the same way as I use taxis: I get in, pay for the ride, get off
Enrico Mattei
I value, above all other things out of my own control, the joining of hands of friendship with men who are sincere lovers of truth
Baruch De Spinoza
I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees
Pablo Neruda
I wanted perfection and I ruined what was working well
Claude Monet
I was anti-communist when there were communists
Giovanni Sartori
I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
I will look at all lands as if they belonged to me, and at mine as if they belonged to everyone
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I wish only not to have desires
Anónimo
I would like the death certificate of every human being to be written in the same language as his birth certificate
Bertolt Brecht
I would like to see priests getting married, hetero-and homo-sexuals alike
Anónimo
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong - Betrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
I would rather be an optimist and wrong than a pessimist and right
Kurt Gödel
idealism increases in direct proportion to one\'s distance from the problem - John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy
idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive - William F. Buckley
William F. Buckley
idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?
Joseph Stalin
ideas are more powerful than nuclear weapons
Fidel Castro
ideology is the thought\'s toughest jailer
Yossi Sucary
idleness is the beginning of all vice and the crown of all virtues
Franz Kafka
if a man isn\'t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he\'s no good - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
if a master can\'t do without his slave, which of the two is a free man?
Albert Camus
if a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
if a woman is shabbily dressed it\'s her dress that\'s noticed, but if she is impeccably dressed it\'s she who is noticed
Coco Chanel
if a woman surrenders it is only because she has won
Aldo Camarota
if corrupted people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same
Leo Tolstoy
if culture has become merchandise it is little wonder that men too have come to the same end - Anonymous
Anonymous
if even one of us, any ordinary human being, is at this time suffering greatly, is sick or hungry, it involves all of us. It must, as to ignore the suffering of others is always one of the basest acts of violence
Gino Strada
if everything on Earth were rational, nothing would happen
Fedor Michailovich Dostoevski
if God had not made woman, He wouldn\'t have made the flower either
Victor Hugo
if I could write the beauty of your eyes - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
if I have written such a long letter, it means that I did not have enough time to make it shorter
Blaise Pascal
if I was an emperor, I would start by making a dictionary, in order to give a meaning to every word
Confucio
if I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure that it would be the same for everyone
Roberto Bolaño
if inspiration comes to me, it will find me painting
Pablo Picasso
if Israelis don\'t want to stand accused of being Nazis they should simply stop acting like Nazis - Norman G. Finkelstein
Norman G. Finkelstein
if it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it - Tom Robbins
Tom Robbins
if it\'s possible to donate organs to save a patient\'s life, why not donate proteins to save those dying of hunger?
Anónimo
if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear - George Orwell
George Orwell
if living is good, dreaming is better, and awakening is the best of all
Antonio Machado
if my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn\'t brood. I\'d type a little faster - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
if one had to learn all the laws, there would be no time left to break them
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
if one has to refer to any parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
if only it were as easy to uncover the truth as to demonstrate the falsehood
Marcus Tullius Cicero
if only we were able to become united... how beautiful and near at hand the future would be
Ernesto Che Guevara
if people better understood the danger of using certain words, dictionaries would be displayed in bookstore windows wrapped in a red band: \'Explosive. Handle with care\'
André Maurois
if people knew themselves better they would learn to hate themselves
Ennio Flaiano
if spouses did not live together, good marriages would be more frequent
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
if the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
if the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them - Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson
if the youth of today effectively disapprove of the omnipotent and mysterious mafia it could very well cease to be a pervasive nightmare
Paolo Borsellino
if there is no price to be paid, it is also not of value - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
if there is violence in football, it\'s because today in Italy winning is all that counts
Arrigo Sacchi
if there were no prisons, we would realise that we are all in chains
Maurice Blanchot
if they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night - Angela Davis
Angela Davis
if two people love each other there can be no happy end to it - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
if voting changed anything, they would make it illegal - Anonymous
Anonymous
if we are not in conflict with reason we shall never conclude anything - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
if we want an end to ethnic conflict we have to invest less in war and more in the culture of peace
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
if we want things to change, the banks should be occupied and the television should be blown up. There is no other revolutionary solution possible
Luciano Bianciardi
if you are a fatalist, what can you do about it? - Ann Edwards-Duff
Ann Edwards-Duff
if you are afraid of loneliness, don\'t marry
Anton Chekhov
if you are so intelligent, how come you\'ve become rich?
Anónimo
if you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused - Walter F. Mondale
Walter F. Mondale
if you do not expect the unexpected you will not unearth it, so evasive and improbable is it
Heraclitus
if you explain yourself with an example, I won\'t understand a thing
Ennio Flaiano
if you give the impression that you need something, you will get nothing. To make money you have to appear to be rich
Alexander Dumas
if you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself
Hermann Hesse
if you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don\'t hoard it. Don\'t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke - Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan
if you have been happy, it does not count as a mistake - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
if you have faith in yourself, others will have faith in you, too
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
if you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
if you help someone in trouble you can be sure that they\'ll remember it ... the next time they\'re in trouble - H.V. Prochnow
H.V. Prochnow
if you live long enough, you\'ll see every victory turn into a defeat
Simone de Beauvoir
if you love what you do, it will never be a job
Confucio
if you say yes to everything and everyone it\'s as if you don\'t exist
Tahar Ben Jelloun
if you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
if you tell the truth you don\'t have to remember anything - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever - George Orwell
George Orwell
if you want an old age that lasts many years, start being old soon
Marcus Porcius Cato
if you want friendship, gentleness and poetry to cross your path through life, take them with you
Georges Duhamel
if you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that\'s read by persons who move their lips when they\'re reading to themselves - Don Marquis
Don Marquis
if you want to know what a woman really means, look at her, don\'t listen to her - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
if you want to learn, then teach
Marcus Tullius Cicero
if you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans
Blaise Pascal
if you wish to avoid looking at an idiot, break your mirror first
François Rabelais
if you wish to make someone happy, rather than give him gifts you should deprive him of desires
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
if you wish to savour your good qualities, commit a sin from time to time
Ugo Ojetti
if your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
if you\'re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing - Malcom X
Malcom X
if you\'re not part of the solution, you\'re part of the precipitate - Henry J. Tillman
Steven Right
if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original - Ken Robinson
Ken Robinson
ignorance is closer to the truth than a priori knowledge
Denis Diderot
ignorance is spreading in a terrifying way
José Saramago
ignorance is the greatest source of happiness
Giacomo Leopardi
ignorance is the mother of sexual happiness and bliss
Giordano Bruno
ignorance of your own ignorance, is ignorance at its worst
San Girolamo
imagination consoles us for what we are not, humour for what we are - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
imagination is merely the exploitation of our memory
Pierre Bonnard
immature poets imitate. Mature poets steal - T.S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot
immortal is he who accepts the moment
Cesare Pavese
immunity is to impunity as honourable is to man of honour
Giacomo Casanova
in all ages hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns on the heads of thieves, called kings - Robert G. Ingersoll
Rober Green Ingersoll
in all things we learn only from those we love
Johann Peter Eckermann
in an age of madness, to expect to be untouched by madness is a form of madness - Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
in archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known - Thomas Pickering
Thomas Pickering
in cases of doubt, one decides for what is right
Karl Kraus
in certain situations unkind words are best - Anonymous
Anónimo
in crises there breaks out an epidemic that, in all earlier epochs, would have seemed an absurdity - the epidemic of overproduction
Karl Marx
in economics, the majority is always wrong - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
in every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
in fact, I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in general, every country has the language it deserves
Jorge Luis Borges
in general, men believe easily in that which they desire
Caius Iulius Caesar
in great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are
Nicolas de Chamfort
in his life, a man can change his wife, his political opinions or his religion but not his football team
Eduardo Galeano
in Italy the majority of politicians don\'t fight for projects, but to defend their own interests
Indro Montanelli
in jest one can say anything, even the truth
Sigmund Freud
in many cases servitude is not an instance of duress on the part of the master, but a temptation for the servile
Indro Montanelli
in matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
in matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in my love stories remorse used to come afterwards, now it goes before me
Ennio Flaiano
in my times there were no best-sellers, and we could not prostitute ourselves. There was nobody wanting to buy our prostitution
Jorge Luis Borges
in no other language is it as difficult to reach agreement as in one\'s own
Karl Kraus
in one kiss, you\'ll know all I haven\'t said
Pablo Neruda
in order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
in order to live many years the only thing to be avoided is life
Anónimo
in politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman - Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
in politics, the true saint is the man who uses his whip and kills the people for their own good
Charles Baudelaire
in principle, a porter differs less from a philosopher than a mastiff from a greyhound. It is the division of labor which has set a gulf between them
Karl Marx
in prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends - John Churton Collins
John Churton Collins
in relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
in seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth, practicing; the fifth, teaching others
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
in the concentration camps we used to live from minute to minute and we had to keep reflection to a minimum, for thinking is wearing
Haïm-Vidal Sephiha
in the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
in the fight between you and the world, back the world - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
in the future world there will be I don\'t know how many dialects, but only four languages: Spanish, English, Arabic and Chinese
Camilo José Cela
in the past, to subjugate the people, the powerful used force, laws and religion; now, they also have football and television
Carl William Brown
in the United States, more prisons are built each year than schools and colleges
Jesús Sepúlveda
in this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich - Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher
in this world there are only two tragedies; one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
in times of crisis, only imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
in times of war, the law falls silent
Marcus Tullius Cicero
in wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
incompetence will show in the use of too many words - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
increase in wisdom can be measured accurately by the corresponding decrease in anger
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
indigenous peoples are the moral reserve of humanity
Evo Morales
infidel: in New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - George Carlin
George Carlin
instead of abolishing the rich, we must abolish the poor - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks - Doug Larson
Doug Larson
intelligence is a moral concept
Theodor W. Adorno
internet colossuses are becoming more and more the exclusive intermediaries between producers and consumers
Antonello Soro
interpreter: one who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter\'s advantage for the other to have said - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
involutional melancholia
Joseph Stalin
is it democratic to make people pay taxes in a country where 90 per cent of the population doesn\'t want to pay them?
Anónimo
is it the girls on the street that imitate the girls on the television or the other way round? Or is it simply that they go to the same consultants?
Anónimo
is there any sense in talking about \'compulsory schooling\'?
Anónimo
is there any use in living if you don\'t have the courage to fight?
Giuseppe Fava
is there anything in what we say? - George Steiner
George Steiner
is there anything more precious to a people than the language of its forefathers?
Johann Gottfried von Herder
isn\'t it ironic that a place known as the Holy Land is the place of the fiercest and deepest hatred that exists on this planet?
Daniele Luttazzi
it can sound ridiculous, but let me say it: the true revolutionary is guided by deep feelings of love
Ernesto Che Guevara
it doesn\'t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else - Samuel Rogers
Samuel Rogers
it is a crime against humanity to convert agricultural productive soil into soil which produces food stuff that will be turned into biofuel
Jean Ziegler
it is a heretic which builds a fire, not she who burns in\'t - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
it is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
it is a mistake to suppose that no man understands his own character. Most persons know even their failings very well, only they persist in giving them names different from those usually assigned by the rest of the world - Arthur Helps
Arthur Helps
it is always easier to change your man than to change a man - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
it is as difficult for the rich to acquire wisdom as is it for the wise to acquire riches - Epictetus
Epictetus
it is because humanity didn\'t know where it was going that it managed to find its path - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both
Guy de Maupassant
it is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember - Eugene McCarthy
Eugene Joseph McCarthy
it is dangerous to be right when the established authorities are wrong
Voltaire
it is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it - Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
it is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best - Lord Lytton
Lord Lytton
it is difficult to see who willingly goes along with the tide
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
it is difficult, in art, to say something that is as good as saying nothing
Ludwig Wittgenstein
it is easier to fight for your beliefs than live up to them - Alfred Adler
Alfred Adler
it is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend - William Blake
William Blake
it is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one\'s neighbor - Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer
it is easier to teach everyone a second language than to build a machine capable of translating
Anónimo
it is easy to write one\'s memoirs, when one has a bad memory
Arthur Schnitzler
it is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
it is good to follow one\'s own bent, so long as it leads upward
André Gide
it is hard to be sincere if you are intelligent, in the same way as being honest when you are ambitious
Fernando Pessoa
it is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
it is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself
Ralph Waldo Emerson
it is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do - Jerome K. Jerome
Jerome K. Jerome
it is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians
Henrik Ibsen
it is man in his totality who is conditioned by the labour apparatus to behave productively; when outside the factory, he preserves the same skin and the same head
Christophe Dejours
it is more shameful to distrust one\'s friends than to be deceived by them
François de La Rochefoucauld
it is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow
François de La Rochefoucauld
it is my opinion, and I share it
Henri-Bonaventure Monnier
it is not a good thing to get all you want
Heraclitus
it is not freedom that is wanting, but free men
Leo Longanesi
it is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions
Sven Lindqvist
it is not life that is prolonged, it is old age
Anónimo
it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
it is not uncommon to meet thieves who sermonize against theft
Miguel de Unamuno
it is often so: the harder it is to hear, the more a truth is worth saying
André Gide
it is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is only with the heart that one can see right, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
it is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things behind one\'s back that are absolutely and entirely true - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
it is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way
Aristotle
it is rare that men who nurture the utmost respect for women are held in high regard by them - Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison
it is sad to consider that Nature speaks but mankind does not listen
Victor Hugo
it is sometimes no less eloquent to remain silent
Plinius Minor
it is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck - Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
it is uncertain in what place death may await thee; therefore expect it in any place
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
it is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work - David Hockney
David Hockney
it is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning - Henry Ford
Henry Ford
it often happens that the firebug is not brought to book but the person who gave the alarm is castigated
Nicolas de Chamfort
it seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
it takes a very long time to become young
Pablo Picasso
it takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
it takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn\'t give it up, because by that time I was too famous - Robert Benchley
Robert Benchley
it was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, \'always do what you are afraid to do\' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
it was his fate, as it is for all men, to live through hard times
Jorge Luis Borges
it would be some consolation for the feebleness of ourselves and our works, if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Italians are always ready to rush to the aid of winners
Ennio Flaiano
Italians lose wars as if they were football matches, and football matches as if they were wars - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Italy is decaying into a state of affluence that translates into selfishness, stupidity, lack of culture, gossip, self-righteousness, compulsion, conventionality - fascism is now lending itself in some way to contribute to this decay
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy is falling into ruins in a wealth of egoism, stupidity, lack of culture, gossip, moralism, coercion and conformation. To lend oneself in any way by means of a contribution to this ruin is, by now, fascism
Pier Paolo Pasolini
it\'s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it\'s a depression when you lose your own - Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
it\'s amazing that one fortune-teller doesn\'t laugh at the sight of another
Marcus Tullius Cicero
it\'s amusing the thoughtlessness with which the wicked think that all will go well
Victor Hugo
it\'s better not to have laws than to break them every day
Ugo Foscolo
it\'s better to fret in doubt than to rest in error
Alessandro Manzoni
it\'s class warfare, my class is winning, but they shouldn\'t be - Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
it\'s difficult not to have a desire for someone else\'s woman; those belonging to nobody are, after all, not very attractive
Enzo Biagi
it\'s easier to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice
Albert Einstein
it\'s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
it\'s good to slowly come to the realisation that you understand nothing
Maurice Maeterlinck
it\'s never his virtues, but always his vices, that tell us on each occasion who the man is
Umberto Galimberti
it\'s not conscience that determines life, but life that determines conscience
Karl Marx
it\'s not the struggle that makes us be artists, but Art that makes us struggle
Albert Camus
it\'s not true that rainy days are the worst, they are the only days in which you can walk holdin\' your head high even if you are cryin\' - Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
it\'s possible to love a human being if you don\'t know them too well - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
it\'s this love I have for books that\'s made me the smartest idiot in the world
Louise Brooks
it\'s very difficult working in an exemplary way and, at the same time, despising the job you are doing
Milan Kundera
it\'s when we forget ourselves that we do things which deserve to be remembered - Anonymous
Anonymous
I\'d rather annoy with the truth than please with adulation
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I\'m a man with the same limits of anyone of my generation. But I\'ve never said what I didn\'t want to say, even if I\'ve not always said what I wanted to say
Enzo Biagi
I\'m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal - Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
I\'m no communist - I can\'t afford to be one
Ennio Flaiano
I\'m no pessimist. Recognising evil wherever it exists is, to my mind, a form of optimism
Roberto Rossellini
I\'m not denyin\' the women are foolish: God Almighty made \'em to match the men - George Eliot
George Eliot
I\'m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn\'t make you a diner. Being here in America doesn\'t make you an American - Malcolm X
Malcolm X
I\'m shocked by the legalisation of abortion as I, like many others, consider it as legalising murder
Pier Paolo Pasolini
I\'m still an atheist, thank God
Luis Buñuel
I\'m surrounded by priests who harp on about their authority not being of this world, but who, all the same, help themselves to and greedily grasp anything that comes within reach
Napoleon Bonaparte
I\'m their leader, I\'ve got to follow them
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
I\'m worried as I\'m beginning to have ideas that I don\'t agree with
Francesco Tullio Altan
I\'ve a grand memory for forgetting - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
I\'ve always been astonished by the absurd turns rivers have to make to flow under every bridge
Beppe Grillo
I\'ve always believed that if there\'s somewhere in the world where there are no pure-breds, that place is definitely Italy. In fact, our ancestors had too many opportunities for amusement
Enzo Biagi
I\'ve been on a calendar, but never on time - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
I\'ve done a peaceful coexistence deal with time - it doesn\'t pursue me nor do I flee from it, but one day we\'ll meet
Mario Lago
I\'ve never let school interfere with my education - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
jealousy is a barking of dogs that attracts thieves
Karl Kraus
journalism is only the art of filling a blank space - Rebecca West
Rebecca West
journalism is publishing what someone doesn\'t want us to know; the rest is propaganda
Horacio Verbitsky
journalism is to history as a prostitute is to an honest woman
Jules Huot de Goncourt
journalists don\'t believe the lies of politicians, but they do repeat them - which is even worse!
Coluche
just as we are corrupted by the flattery of friends, we are often corrected by the rebukes of enemies
Sant'Agostino
just one ray of sunshine is enough to dispel millions of shadows
San Francesco d'Assisi
justice is how established injustices are sanctioned
Anatole France
justice is nothing more than whatever is advantageous to the stronger
Thrasymachus
keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
knowing useless things is better than nothing
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
knowledge continues to make progress because we are able to base ourselves on the work of the great minds that have preceded us
Margherita Hack
knowledge is like candles: when one is used to light another, it does not diminish the light of the first. On the contrary, everything becomes brighter - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it
Ludwig Wittgenstein
language is a sign, the most important sign of our human makeup
Octavio Paz
language is a skin: I rub my language against the other
Roland Barthes
language is an aggregate of which each speaker possesses a portion
Bernard Dupriez
language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations - Edward Sapir
Edward Sapir
language is much more restless than life
Manuel Seco
language is not the covering of thought, but the thought itself
Miguel de Unamuno
language is the mere reduction of thought to its simplest form
Anonymous
language is the skin of the soul
Fernando Lázaro Carreter
language may well be a distorting mirror, but it is the only mirror we have - Michael Dummett
Michael Dummett
languages, like religions, live on heresies
Miguel de Unamuno
Las Vegas would take offense at being compared to Wall Street. In Las Vegas, people know what the odds are. On Wall Street they manipulate the odds while you’re playing the game - John Ensign
John Ensign
laws are applied to enemies, but only interpreted as regards friends
Giovanni Giolitti
laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught
Honoré de Balzac
lawyer - one who protects us from robbers by taking away the temptation - H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
lawyer: an accomplice who does not run any risk
Anónimo
lawyers are the only civil delinquents whose judges must of necessity be chosen amongst themselves - Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton
lawyers are the only persons in whom the ignorance of the law is not punished - Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham
learning to speak is learning to translate
Octavio Paz
let him that would move the world first move himself
Socrates
let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us forty years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil - Golda Meir
Golda Meir
let others brag about the pages they have written; I\'m proud of those I\'ve read
Jorge Luis Borges
let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences
Paul Valéry
let us just say that there are two sorts of poetical minds: one kind apt at inventing fables, and the other disposed to believe them
Galileo Galilei
let whoever can\'t do what he wants want what he can do
José Ortega y Gasset
let\'s also say that liberty is something rather vague, but there\'s no vagueness about its absence
Rodrigo Rey Rosa
let\'s hope that the normal athletes who won medals at the paralympics did not use drugs
Anónimo
let\'s unite and we\'ll be invincible
Simon Bolivar
liberty is precious, so precious that it must be rationed
Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin
liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
life being what it is, one dreams of revenge
Paul Gauguin
life can be wonderful if it doesn\'t frighten you - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
life has great value if one despises it
Heinrich von Kleist
life has stopped being a joke for me, I do not find it amusing - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
life is a hereditary disease
Anónimo
life is a play that does not allow testing. So, sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain is closed and the piece ends with no applause - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
life is a play. It\'s not its length, but its performance that counts
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
life is a school of probability - Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot
life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
life is all about being able to mentally digest well. That is how the artist finds inspiration, the young the desire to love, the thinkers brilliant ideas and everyone the joy of living
Guy de Maupassant
life is an interrupted sentence
Victor Hugo
life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it - Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer
life is like a tram, when you get to sit down it\'s the end of the line
Camillo Sbarbaro
life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on - Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
life is not big enough to hold all that our desires manage to picture for us
Alessandro Baricco
life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it
Gabriel García Márquez
life is not worth living if you have not had a real taste for what it has to offer
Emmanuel Wathelet
life is to be understood backwards, but it is lived forwards
Søren Kierkegaard
life is what happens to you while you\'re busy making other plans - John Lennon
John Lennon
life takes up too much of a person\'s time
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
life\'s best is not to be sought, but found - Anonymous
Anonymous
lighting a match is often worth more than cursing the darkness - Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
literature is often accused of making it easy for prisoners to flee from reality
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
live more simply so that others may simply live - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
living is dangerous
João Guimarães Rosa
living without philosophising is literally having your eyes closed without ever trying to open them
René Descartes
look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it
Jules Renard
looking ahead is difficult, especially when the future is concerned
Chinese saying
love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret - Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn
love consists of overestimating the differences between one woman and another - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
love is a chastisement. We are punished for not being able to live alone
Marguerite Yourcenar
love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
love is entitled to be dishonest and a liar - if it is sincere
Marcello Marchesi
love is eternal while it lasts
Henri de Régnier
love is never wasted
Miguel de Cervantes
love is not blind, it is far-sighted: the proof lies in the fact that it begins to see defects as they gradually slip away - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
love is so short and oblivion so long
Pablo Neruda
love is the infinite placed within the reach of poodles
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
love is waiting for something delightful that when it arrives is tiresome
Leo Longanesi
love is what happens to a man and a woman who don\'t know each other - Wìlliam Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
love makes us crazy, marriage cuckolds and patriotism cruel imbeciles
Paul Léautaud
love of country knows nothing about the borders of others
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
love? Perhaps after a while when we know less about each other
Ennio Flaiano
loyalty is an onus on ourselves more than on others
Luigi Pirandello
lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable - Bergen Evans
Bergen Evans
madness is a human condition. Madness is inside us as much as reason. The point is that a so called civil society should accept madness as much as reason
Franco Basaglia
madness is something rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, peoples, epochs it is the rule
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Mafia is the best example of capitalism we have - Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that\'s creativity - Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them - Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson
man is a domesticated animal that, over the centuries, has controlled the other animals with fraud, violence and cruelty - Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
man is a social animal that detests his equals
Eugène Delacroix
man is an animal with a formidable talent for adaptation
Enzo Ferrari
man is an apprentice, pain is his master
Alfred de Musset
man is made up of about 80% water so it is no wonder that he is polluted
Carl William Brown
man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him - Paul Eldridge
Paul Eldridge
man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is
Albert Camus
man knows no more than any other animal - he knows less! Other animals know what they need to know - we don\'t
Fernando Pessoa
man looks in too many places for what he is in search of, whereas only one would suffice
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
man produces evil as a bee produces honey - William Golding
William Golding
man reaches the threshold of each stage of life as a novice
Nicolas de Chamfort
man ruins things much more with his words than with his silence - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
man would not know anything and would not know how to do anything without his memory
Giacomo Leopardi
mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind - John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: \'It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so\' - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
many men would have arrived at wisdom if they had not fancied that they had already arrived
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
many of our politicians are of the incompetent kind. The remainder are capable of anything
Boris Makaresko
many people live happily without knowing it
Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues
many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness - Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck
many would be cowards if they had courage enough - Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
many would love to avoid paying tax but only the rich manage to do so. The poor realise, therefore, that they have to pay taxes even for them
Carl William Brown
man\'s highest duty is to protect animals from cruelty
Emile Zola
man\'s most difficult to guard secret is his opinion of himself
Marcel Pagnol
man\'s worst crime was to be born
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
marriage is just an exchange of bad moods by day and bad smells by night
Guy de Maupassant
marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
marriage is the chief cause of divorce - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
marriage is two people agreeing to tell the same lie - Karen Durbin
Karen Durbin
marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle
Edmond About
marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two - Louise Brooks
Ambrose Bierce
marriage: a necessary formality before obtaining a divorce - Oliver Herford & John C. Clay
Oliver Herford & John C. Clay
maybe Ethics is a science that has disappeared from the whole world. It does not matter, we will have to invent it again
Jorge Luis Borges
maybe this world is another planet\'s hell - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
melancholy is the happiness of being sad
Victor Hugo
memories are interpreted like dreams
Leo Longanesi
memories are like wine decanted inside a bottle: they remain clear and the sediment stays on the bottom. No need to shake the bottle
Mario Rigoni Stern
memory is always a rendezvous
Isabel Allende
men are always sincere. They just change from one kind of sincerity to another, that\'s all
Tristan Bernard
men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
men are not ashamed to think something dirty, but they are ashamed when they imagine that others might believe them capable of these dirty thoughts
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
men build too many walls and not enough bridges - Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
men change feelings and demeanour with the same speed that they change their interests
Arthur Schopenhauer
men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
men have become the tools of their tools - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
men have little respect for others, but neither do they have much for themselves
Leon Trotsky
men have slow reflexes - in general it takes several generations later for them to understand
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
men never do wrong so completely and enthusiastically as when they do so out of religious conviction
Blaise Pascal
men of few words are the best men - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
men shout to avoid listening to one another
Miguel de Unamuno
men use... speech only to conceal their thoughts
Voltaire
men who best get along with women are the very ones who know how to do without them
Charles Baudelaire
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Anonymous
Meskimen law: there\'s never enough time to do a good translation, but there\'s alway enough time to redo it
Meskimen
military intelligence is a contradiction in terms - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
misunderstanding is the most frequent form of communication between people
Peter Benary
money cannot generate money
Tommaso d'Aquino
money helps one tolerate poverty
Alphonse Allais
money is a good servant but a bad master
Alexander Dumas
money is becoming so important that soon we will be speaking of Kennedy as the first husband of Onassis\'s wife
Anónimo
money, by possessing the property of buying everything, by possessing the property of appropriating all objects, is thus the object of eminent possession. The universality of its property is the omnipotence of its being. It is therefore regarded as omnipotent
Karl Marx
monogamy is an invention of our Western civilization to give a certain and, I may add, prudent order to society\'s institutions. It has nothing to do with human nature. I challenge anyone to show me a truly monogamous person - Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner
more die in flight than in combat
Selma Lagerlöf
more than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
most men will not swim before they are able to
Hermann Hesse
most people would rather die than think; in fact they do so - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
mother is the dead heart of the family, spending father\'s earnings on consumer goods to enhance the environment in which he eats, sleeps and watches the television - Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer
much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
my cat does what I would like to do, with less literature
Ennio Flaiano
my concern is not to know whether I am great or not, rather whether I am developing as a person with every day that passes
Eduardo Chillida
my dream is that of Picasso: to have plenty of money so I can live peacefully like the poor
Fernando Savater
my future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life - Miles Davis
Miles Davis
my maxim is that all men are crazy
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
my optimism is based on the certainty that this civilization is about to collapse. My pessimism lies in all that it is doing to drag us down with it
Jean-François Brient
my religion is to seek out truth in life and life in truth
Miguel de Unamuno
my views on birth control are somewhat distorted by the fact that I was seventh of nine children - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
nature did not create masters nor slaves, I do not want to give nor receive laws
Denis Diderot
nature is commanded by obeying her - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
nature never does anything without a reason
Aristotle
nearly all men die of their cure, not of their diseases
Molière
necessity has no law - Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
never before has there been such a wide difference between those who work and those who make money without working - Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva
never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury - E.H. Chapin
E.H. Chapin
never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife. She has thought much worse things about you
Jean Rostand
never follow the beaten track, it leads only where others have been before - Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
never judge a book by its movie - J.W. Eagan
J.W. Eagan
never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level - Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp
never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday language equivalent - George Orwell
George Orwell
ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name - Henry Kissinger
Henry Alfred Kissinger
ninety-nine parts out of a hundred in any \'creation\' are imitation, in sounds or in thoughts. Theft, more or less deliberate
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
no day is too long for anyone who works
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
no democratic theory calls into question the fact that one of the characteristics of a dictatorship is the monopoly of information
Giovanni Sartori
no doctor can promise a full recovery, of course every doctor should be able to promise complete care of the patient - Patch Adams
Patch Adams
no good can give us pleasure if we do not share it with others
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
no government can be long secure without a formidable opposition - Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
no man fully capable of his own language ever masters another - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
no man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood, the rest, by right, belongs to the state - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
no man, for any considerable time, can show one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally becoming bewildered as to which may be the true one - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
no need to run, rather to set off in good time
Aesop
no one can win without the other losing
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
no one gossips about other people\'s secret virtues - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
no one has the right to be happy by themselves
Raoul Follereau
no one is so old as to not hope for at least another day of life
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
no people do so much harm as those who go about doing good - Mandell Creighton
Mandell Creighton
no person deserves your tears and who deserves them won\'t make you cry
Gabriel García Márquez
no philosopher has changed the customs of the street where he lives
Voltaire
no snowflake ever falls in the wrong place - Zen Saying
Zen saying
no two persons ever read the same book - Edmund Wilson
Edmund Wilson
no unpoetic description of reality could ever be complete - John David Barrow
John David Barrow
no woman can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner - Thomas Dewar
Thomas Dewar
no-one is ever short of a good reason for killing himself
Cesare Pavese
nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
nobody consults a dictionary before speaking
Anónimo
nobody gives me a better hairdo than the wind
Alda Merini
nobody is so young as to not be able to die today
Francesco Petrarca
non-communication is not a state of death, but no longer being able to be understood certainly is
Pier Paolo Pasolini
nostalgia is not what it used to be
Simone Signoret
not even one\'s own thoughts are able to be successfully translated into words
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
not everyone can boast of having a friend
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
not only do most people accept violence if it is perpetuated by legitimate authority, they also regard violence against certain kinds of people as inherently legitimate, no matter who commits it - Edgar Z. Friedenberg
Edgar Z. Friedenberg
not wanting is the same as having
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion
Democritus
nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side - George Savile
George Savile
nothing impoverishes so much as greed
Anónimo
nothing in life is to be feared, instead everything is to be understood
Marie Curie
nothing in the world is more difficult than frankness and nothing is easier than flattery
Fedor Michailovich Dostoevski
nothing is beautiful from every point of view
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone
Jorge Luis Borges
nothing is harder to resist than a bit of flattery - Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it - Andrew Young
Andrew Young
nothing is impossible for the man who doesn\'t have to do it himself - A.H. Weiler
A.H. Weiler
nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses
San Tommaso d'Aquino
nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has
René Descartes
nothing is permanent, except change
Heraclitus
nothing is poison and everything is poison; the difference is in the dose
Paracelsus
nothing is said that has not been said before
Terentius
nothing is so practical as a good theory
Kurt Lewin
nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all - Arthur James Balfour
Arthur James Balfour
nothing so needs reforming as other people\'s habits - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
novelty is as old as the world
Jacques Prévert
now I do not dispute that medicine benefits some kinds of men, but I say that it is deadly for mankind
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
now I see the secret of making the best persons: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth - Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
obscenity is not pornography, obscenity is that someone could die of hunger
José Saramago
of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity
Remy de Gourmont
of all things that are certain, the most certain is doubt
Bertolt Brecht
of course a platonic relationship is possible - but only between husband and wife - Anonymous
Anonymous
of course the people don\'t want war. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country
Hermann Göring
often we do good so that we can then do evil with impunity
François de La Rochefoucauld
oh! don\'t use big words. They mean so little - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man
Leon Trotsky
on the subject of values: we keep money in a safe, but dreams...in a drawer
Mirco Stefanon
on today\'s world stage we westerners are, unfortunately, the only actors and the only spectators, and so, through our television and our press, we listen only to our reasons and feel only our sorrows
Tiziano Terzani
on we go blinded by those puerile and insane religions invented by our forefathers against the terrors of the great unknown
Guy de Maupassant
once I read a dictionary from cover to cover; I thought it was a lovely poem about everything - Ophelia
Ophelia
one achieves self-control only by dint of lack of restraint. The brothel defends the house
Carlo Dossi
one can really forgive a man for being a fool for an hour when there are so many who never stop being fools even for an hour in their entire life
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
one day we will be people again, and not only Jews
Anne Frank
one does not conduct politics with morality, but neither can one conduct them without
André Malraux
one does not fear vice in men, because it enslaves them; virtue yes, because it makes them masters
Diego de Saavedra Fajardo
one does not sell the earth upon which the people walk - Tashunka Witko \'Crazy Horse\'
Tashunka Witko
one is able to adopt the strategy of a lover only when not in love
Cesare Pavese
one is easily fooled by that which one loves
Molière
one is not born a woman, one becomes a woman
Simone de Beauvoir
one is not what one is for that which one writes, but for that which one has read
Jorge Luis Borges
one is worth as many people as the languages one knows
Carlo V
one may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
one never goes so far as when one doesn\'t know where one is going
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
one never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done
Marie Curie
one of the advantages of not being happy is that one can long for happiness
Miguel de Unamuno
one of the advantages of pleasure over pain is that for pleasure you can say \'stop\'
Ugo Ojetti
one of the benefits of group sex is that, if someone wants, they can take a nap - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
one of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine - William Osler
Osler William
one of the greatest pleasures in life is friendship, and one of the pleasures of friendship is to have someone in whom to confide a secret
Alessandro Manzoni
one of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can\'t utter - James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
one of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer - Lord Byron
Lord Byron
one person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests - John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
one should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
one should always play fairly when one has the winning cards - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
one starts to get young at the age of sixty, and unfortunately it\'s too late
Pablo Picasso
one weeps more for prayers answered than for those unanswered
Santa Teresa de Jesús
one\'s real life is often the life that one does not lead - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
only a fool would choose war over peace - for in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers their sons
Herodotus
only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten - Cree Indian Prophecy
Cree Indian Prophecy
only at the extremes of the social scale are kings recognised
Pier Paolo Pasolini
only cultured people like learning; ignoramuses prefer to teach
Edouard Le Berquier
only great men have great faults
François de La Rochefoucauld
only he who is without expectation is truly free - Edward Young
Andrew Young
only idiots have no doubts. Are you sure? I have no doubt!
Luciano De Crescenzo
only if you are on the road to sunset boulevard can you encounter a rosy morn
Mirco Stefanon
only one who is very unhappy has the right to pity another
Ludwig Wittgenstein
only silence is great; all else is weakness
Alfred de Vigny
only someone who does not aspire to virtue is without virtue
Leon Battista Alberti
only someone who has no fear of dying for the truth is worthy of speaking it
José María Vargas Vila
only that which I have lost belongs to me for always
Elisa Félix
only that which is not paid for proves costly
Camillo Sbarbaro
only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never - it is not in his nature - Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne
only the dead have the right to forgive and the living have no right to forget
Chaim Herzog
only the dead see the end of war
Plato
only the human rights of the legal persons are respected
Anónimo
only the vigilance of public opinion ensures the future of any society - Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
only the winners decide what were war crimes - Gary Wills
Garry Wills
only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly - Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
only those who want to pay taxes should live in tax havens: so small are they all
Anónimo
only through usage shall words be made good, true and legitimate words of a language
Alessandro Manzoni
only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
opulence is the ruin of the rich and augments the misery of the poor
Denis Diderot
organized crime is just the other (dirty) face of the dollar - Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler
originality is undetected plagiarism - William R. Inge
William Ralph Inge
our bourgeois, not content with having the wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, takes the greatest pleasure in seducing each other\'s wives
Karl Marx
our conscience is no defence against our sins, however, it unfortunately denies us the pleasure of enjoying them
Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo
our current economy system is a global machine that is destroying the environment and producing millions of losers that nobody knows what to do with - Susan George
George Susan
our greatest and most glorious achievement is to live as we should. Everything else such as ruling, ammassing wealth and constructing are at most only adjuncts and props
Michel de Montaigne
our intellect not only makes us more rational, unfortunately it also makes us more dangerous - Simon Wiesenthal
Simon Wiesenthal
our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
our lives end the day we become silent about things that really matter - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control - Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly
our morals rectify our instinctive errors, and love our moral errors
José Ortega y Gasset
our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death
Blaise Pascal
over the last three decades, we have drifted from having a market economy to becoming a market society. A market economy is a tool ­ a valuable and effective tool ­ for organizing productive activity. But a ‘market society’ is a place where everything is up for sale. It is a way of life where market values govern every sphere of life - Michael Sandel
Michael Sendel
ownership is a trap: what we think we own in fact owns us
Alphonse Karr
pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians
Yves Montand
pain that kills, pain serves as medicine
Publilius Syrus
paradigm of stupidity - Money transforms fidelity into infidelity, love into hate, hate into love, virtue into vice, vice into virtue, servant into master, master into servant, idiocy into intelligence, and intelligence into idiocy
Karl Marx
part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
Pasolini was killed in 1975 and it is surprising to see how the silencing of just one voice could cost an entire nation so dear
Aramcheck
passions are defects or virtues, only if carried to the extreme
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
paths are made by walking
Franz Kafka
patriotism is the least discerning of the passions
Jorge Luis Borges
patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
paying taxes is synonymous with being on the Left
Anónimo
peace is not God\'s gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other
Elie Wiesel
peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice
Baruch De Spinoza
peace within oneself is necessary to counteract the terror messages with which the powers-that-be try to aggravate everyone\'s lives
Arturo Paoli
people are divided into two groups - the righteous and the unrighteous - and the righteous do the dividing - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
people are more willing to sympathize with unhappiness than happiness
Simone de Beauvoir
people are only ridiculous when they want to be or to appear to be what they are not
Giacomo Leopardi
people are subjected so often to opinion polls that now they have no opinion at all
Jean Baudrillard
people become heroes only when they cannot be otherwise
Paul Claudel
people believe to be free but they are only free to believe it - Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
people do not die for lack of incomes. They die for lack of access to resources - Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva
people don\'t have great ideas, great ideas find people
Franco Modigliani
people never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt
Otto von Bismarck
people of a sanguinary nature display a natural propensity to cruelty with regard to animals
Michel de Montaigne
people should know the risks they run trying to commit suicide - Ron C. Carman
Ron C. Carman
people travel to marvel at the mountains, seas, rivers and stars; and they pass right by themselves without astonishment
Sant'Agostino
people who boasted that they had made a revolution have always seen the next day that they had no idea what they were doing, that the revolution made did not in the least resemble the one they would have liked to make
Friedrich Engels
people who never laugh, are not serious
Pierre Dac
people who talk a lot don\'t say anything
Françoise Sagan
people who use their intelligence are rare, few are those who show good-heartedness, and unique are those who employ both
Rita Levi Montalcini
people will swim through shit if you put a few shillings in it - Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
people won\'t let you live the way you want to, but if you\'re strong enough, at least you don\'t have to live the way they want you to - Andrew H. Vachss
Andrew H. Vachss
people, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction - Alexander Chase
Alexander Chase
perhaps the aim nowadays is not to discover what we are, but to refute what we are
Michel Foucault
perhaps the best of us are those who are aware that they are worth no more than the nothingness that surrounds them
Vincenzo Cerami
permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
pessimism has to do with intelligence; optimism with will
Antonio Gramsci
pessimist: one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
pharmaceutical companies are better at inventing diseases that match existing drugs, rather than inventing drugs to match existing diseases - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways, but now it is a matter of changing it
Karl Marx
physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that\'s not why we do it - Richard P. Feynman
Richard P. Feynman
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I
Salvador Dalí
please forgive me if I call you gentlemen, but I don\'t know you very well - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
plundering, slaughtering, stealing, these things they misname empire; and where they create a wilderness, they call it peace
Tacitus
poetry adds life to life
Mario Luzi
poetry is the art of putting the ocean into a glass
Italo Calvino
poetry is the union of two words which one does not imagine can be united and which form something just as in a mystery
Federico García Lorca
poetry, like bread, is for everyone
Roque Dalton
poets are people who can still see the world throught the eyes of children
Alphonse Daudet
poets treat their experiences shamelessly: they exploit them
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax
Arthur Schopenhauer
political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer
politicians are just the bankers\' waiters - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel - John Quinton
John Quinton
politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river
Nikita Khrushchev
politicians of the Left say that those of the Right are dangerous for our country, those of the Right in turn say the same thing about their colleagues of the Left. I would simply put forward the idea that perhaps both are dangerous
Carl William Brown
politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong - Walter Dwight
Walter Dwight
politics - the art of dealing with public life - is the work of politicians who are artists in private affairs
Carl William Brown
politics and mafia are both powers that draw life from controlling the same territory, so they either wage war or come to some form of agreement
Paolo Borsellino
politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics
Albert Camus
politics doesn\'t make strange bedfellows, marriage does - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first - Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
politics is the art of seeing that people do not become interested in that which concerns them
Paul Valéry
politics is the entertainment department of industry - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other - Oscar Ameringer
Oscar Ameringer
politics is the shadow cast on society by big business - John Dewey
John Dewey
politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed
Mao Zedong
Politics must be conducted in an honest manner
Sandro Pertini
politics: a balancing act between people who want to become involved and those who don\'t want to become uninvolved
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
politics: a conflict of interests masquerading as a contest of principles - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
poor are not those who have too little, but those who want too much
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell - Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot
poverty of language debilitates: it risks making us slaves to other people\'s ideas
Giorgio Barberi Squarotti
practical politics consists in ignoring facts - Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams
premature ideas do not exist, one must bide one\'s time until the right moment comes along
Jean Monnet
pretending to be a fool, Pinochet has shown great intelligence... military
Anónimo
probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release - Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer
progress in this world is made by achieving things deemed impossible
André Maurois
prohibition has made nothing but trouble - Al Capone
Al Capone
propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies - Frances Cornford
Frances Cornford
property monopolized or in the possession of the few is a curse to mankind - John Adams
John Adams
proving that I am right would be admitting that I could be wrong
Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by incapacity - William Blake
William Blake
Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
punishments serve to frighten those who do not want to commit sins
Karl Kraus
pupils eat that which the teachers have digested
Karl Kraus
questions that don\'t answer themselves when they arise will never be answered
Franz Kafka
rather add life to your days than days to your life
Rita Levi Montalcini
rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
readers are imaginary people who exist in the fantasies of writers
Achille Campanile
reading is a form of happiness
Fernando Savater
reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body - Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison
reading, as I see it, means giving profound thought to
Vittorio Alfieri
real pleasure is contempt for pleasure
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
reality is an illusion caused by alcohol deficiency - Anonymous
Anonymous
reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn\'t go away - Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick
reality is what the majority sees as reality
Jorge Luis Borges
regarding numbers of deaths, arms manufacturers are charitable institutions compared to cigarette manufacturers
Silvio Garattini
regret amounts to a strong resolution not to leave any traces the next time
Marcel Achard
religion has existed since the first scoundrel met the first imbecile
Voltaire
religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think
Arthur Schopenhauer
religions are like glow-worms: they need darkness in order to shine
Arthur Schopenhauer
religions are the deadliest weapons that Evil has ever devised
Tino di Bacco
remember, even if you were to live for three thousand years, or thirty thousand, you could never lose any life other than your own, and also that you’ll have no other life after it. Consequently, the longest lives and the shortest come to the same thing. The present moment is shared by all living creatures, but time past has passed forever. Nobody can lose the past or the future, because if they don’t belong to you how can they be stolen from you?
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus
remembrance is one thing, remembering is another
Antonio Machado
research into illness has progressed so much that it is almost impossible to find someone who is completely healthy - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
riches don\'t make you rich, but busy
Fernando de Rojas
rights accrue automatically to him who duly performs his duties - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor - Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
satire that a censor can understand deserves to be suppressed
Karl Kraus
saying friendship is as if to say perfect understanding, immediate trust and lengthy reminiscing, that is to say trustworthiness
Gabriela Mistral
scandal starts when the police put a stop to it
Karl Kraus
school is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need society as it is - Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich
schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
science ain\'t perfect, but that doesn\'t mean you need religion - Anonymous
Anonymous
science doesn\'t interest me. It doesn\'t take into account dreams, chance, laughter, emotion and contradiction, things that are precious to me
Luis Buñuel
science is a cemetery of dead ideas
Miguel de Unamuno
science is anything that is always open to discussion
José Ortega y Gasset
see all, conceal much, modify little
Gregorio Magno
seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal
Hermann Hesse
selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting - George Orwell
George Orwell
setting up libraries is like building public granaries, storing up reserves for a hibernation of the mind which, despite myself, I see many signs of its approach
Marguerite Yourcenar
Seven Social Sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
sex alleviates tension. Love causes it - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
she fell in love the same way all intelligent women fall in love: like a fool
Angeles Mastretta
silence is unbearable for some because they have too much noise inside them - Robert Fripp
Robert Fripp
silence, bloody hell! - all those who want to revive themselves raise your hand and all those who want to rejuvenate themselves take a step forward
Nicanor Parra
simplicity is the form of real greatness
Francesco De Sanctis
simplicity is the form of real greatness
Francesco De Sanctis
since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word
Charles De Gaulle
since it\'s publicly known that cigarettes are dangerous, why are they sold?
Francesco Tavano
since their birth the great banks, decorated with national titles, were only associations of private speculators, who placed themselves by the side of governments...
Karl Marx
since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed (Constitution of UNESCO)
UNESCO
slow and steady wins the race
Anonimo
smile, your teeth are not only made for eating or biting - Man Ray
Man Ray
so beautiful was she that they had forbidden her to approach the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Anónimo
so long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
so much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work - Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker
soccer is beginning to be a lie as is well documented by the media
Jorge Valdano
soccer needs to free itself from chemists and accountants
Zdenek Zeman
socialism can only arrive by bicycle
José Antonio Viera Gallo
society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks
Lin Yutang
society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years - R.D. Laing
R.D. Laing
society is permissive with things that cost absolutely nothing
Enzo Biagi
solidarity is not a question of giving, rather is it opposing injustice
Abbé Pierre
solidarity is the tenderness of the people
Ernesto Che Guevara
solitude confers a twofold advantage on the man of intellectual eminence; first that of being by himself and secondly that of not being with others
Arthur Schopenhauer
solitude is a beautiful thing; but it really needs someone to tell you that solitude is a beautiful thing
Honoré de Balzac
solitude is to the soul as food is to the body
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
solitude isn’t found, it’s made
Marguerite Duras
solving our problems involves radically changing the relationship we have with ourselves and with all of our past
Alejandro Jodorowsky
some believe that genius is hereditary; others don\'t have children
Marcel Achard
some intellectuals work at filling our brains, whereas others do their best to empty them. Naturally the latter are in the majority
Carl William Brown
some of the greatest love affairs I\'ve known involved one actor, unassisted (Wilson Mizner)
Wilson Mizner
some people would pay to sell themselves
Victor Hugo
some poor countries are proud and would rather solve their problems by themselves but, fortunately, the multinationals can\'t resist sacrificing themselves to help
Anónimo
some regard themselves as perfect only because they are less demanding of themselves
Hermann Hesse
some smiles are not happy smiles, rather are they a way of crying with kindness
Gabriela Mistral
some things are easier to legalize than legitimize
Nicolas de Chamfort
someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie
Ludwig Wittgenstein
sometimes in life you have to know how to fight, not only fearlessly but also without much hope
Sandro Pertini
sometimes it can be better to continue on one\'s way without arriving. After all arriving is a nonentity, only a point in time
Gino Vermicelli
sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light - Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
sometimes someone confesses a sin in order to take credit for it - John von Neumann
John von Neumann
sometimes we can spend years without living at all, and suddenly our whole life is concentrated in a single instant - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known - Alan Alexander Milne
Alan Alexander Milne
sometimes, in order to be listened to, one must remain silent
Anónimo
sooner rather than later the grand avenues will open and free people will pass to build a better society
Salvador Allende
souls have some mysterious device for finding each other out while our exterior selves are still entangled in the formalities of conventional discourse
Luigi Pirandello
Spanish will not be a real language of culture until science is written in Spanish
Angel Martín Municio
speaking different languages, we understand each other better
Elena Loewenthal
speaking is translating, listening is translating, reading is translating, writing is translating, thinking is translating. Everyone translates, except some translators
Anonimo
specialisation in the extreme translates as the highest degree of lack of culture
José Ortega y Gasset
specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes - Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius
spontaneity is the fruit of long meditation
Pablo Neruda
stories are our dreams. And our dreams are our life (Tim Burton)
Tim Burton
strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
strife among the poor means good business for the rich
Eduardo Pérsico
success is easy to obtain, what is difficult is to deserve it
Albert Camus
success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get - H. Jackson Brown
Jackson H. Brown
superfluous goods make life superfluous
Pier Paolo Pasolini
sustainable development is like the road to hell, paved with good intentions
Serge Latouche
swordsman dart
Mark Twain
taciturn men please women, who believe that they listen
Marcel Achard
take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented - Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
tears represent the melting of an icy heart
Hermann Hesse
television has done much for psychiatry, by spreading information about it as well as contributing to the need for it - Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
television is a mirror in which the negation of the whole of our cultural system is reflected
Federico Fellini
television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn\'t have in your house - David Frost
David Frost
television is as strong as a lion, television fears nobody and television puts you to sleep like an idiot
Enzo Jannacci
television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms - Alan Coren
Alan Coren
television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want (Clive Barnes)
Clive Barnes
television is the only sleeping pill taken through the eyes
Vittorio De Sica
tell the truth sometimes and then so that they believe you when you lie
Jules Renard
temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you a second chance - Orlando Aloysius Battista
Orlando Aloysius Battista
thank God, I am a communist
Jorge Amado
that man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
that men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley
that most exciting perversion of life: the necessity of accomplishing something in less time than should truly be allowed for its doing - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
that new inspiration - without which to translate merely means to paraphrase into another language
Fernando Pessoa
that some bankers have ended up in prison is not a matter of scandal, but what is outrageous is the fact that all the others are free
Honoré de Balzac
that the vulgar express their thoughts clearly, is far from true; and what perspicuity can be found among them proceeds not from the easiness of their language, but the shallowness of their thoughts - Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
that which is difficult to obtain is highly valued
Aristotle
that which is not good for the swarm, neither is it good for the bee
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus
that which makes men sociable is their inability to bear solitude
Arthur Schopenhauer
that which makes the vanity of others insupportable to us, is that it wounds our own
François de La Rochefoucauld
the abuse of information proliferates ignorance via the illusion of annihilating it. Furthermore, even the easy access to sex has degraded sex itself
Carmelo Bene
the advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery - Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
the animal of friendship is a companion, not one of a herd
Plutarch
the art of living well and the art of dying well are one
Epicurus
the art of winning is learned from defeats
Simon Bolivar
the baddies exist because there are goodies - eliminate the goodies and the baddies will gradually disappear too
Carl William Brown
the banking system creates money from nothing just like counterfeiters, the only difference is who profits
Maurice Allais
the basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I
Karl Liebknecht
the basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words - Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick
the beauty of war is that each leader of a band of assassins has his flag blessed and invokes God before setting off to exterminate his neighbors
Voltaire
the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
the best gift of Nature to man is the briefness of his life
Plinius Secundus
the best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary - Franklin P. Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams
the best thing about forgetfulness is remembering
José Hierro
the best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
the best way of duping yourself is to believe that you are more cunning than others
François de La Rochefoucauld
the best way to be more free is to grant more freedom to others
Carlo Dossi
the best way to develop responsibility in people is to give them responsibility - Kenneth Blanchard
Kenneth Blanchard
the best way to learn how to make a film is to make one - Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
the Bible teaches us to love our enemies as much as our friends. Probably, because they are the same persons
Vittorio De Sica
the big difference between sex for money and sex for free is sex for money costs less - Brendan Francis
Brendan Francis
the biggest obstacle for the comprehension of a piece of art is the attempt to understand it
Bruno Munari
the book in which the whole of book learning was written called for help so as not to be gnawed by the mouse. And the mouse had a good laugh
Leon Battista Alberti
the bourgeoisie can be termed as any group of people who are discontented with what they have, but satisfied with what they are
Nicolás Gómez Dávila
the British Empire was created as a by-product of generations of desperate Englishmen roaming the world in search of a decent meal (Bill Marsano)
Bill Marsano
the broad mass of a nation will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one
Adolf Hitler
the camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth - Harold Evans
Harold Evans
the chains of wedlock are so heavy that it takes two to carry them; sometimes three
Alexander Dumas
the cheerful loser is the winner - Elbert G. Hubbard
Elbert Hubbard
the chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions
Alfred Adler
the chief proof of man\'s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness - Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle
the chief source of problems is solutions (Eric Sevareid)
Eric Sevareid
the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
the Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
the Church is becoming, for many, the principal obstacle to faith. They can no longer see in her anything other than Man\'s lust for power played out in a little theatre of men who, under the pretext of administering official Christianity, seem mostly to hinder the true spirit of Christianity
Joseph Ratzinger
the Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church
Ferdinand Magellan
the cinema, like paintings, shows the invisible
Jean-Luc Godard
the circumstances make the man no less than the man makes the circumstances
Karl Marx
the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions - Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
the course of our lives represents the true mirror of our reasoning
Michel de Montaigne
the credulity of love is the most fundamental source of authority
Sigmund Freud
the cruelest revenge of a woman is to remain faithful to a man
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
the cult of perfection always leads to preferring myth to authenticity
Paul Ariès
the day will come when images will replace man who will no longer need to exist, but only to look on. We shall no longer be living beings but merely onlookers
André Breton
the death of someone who\'s dreaming of us is the death of a part of us
Miguel de Unamuno
the deepest thing in man is his skin
Paul Valéry
the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons
Fedor Michailovich Dostoevski
the Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn\'t work and then they get elected and prove it - P.J. O\'Rourke
P.J. O'Rourke
the denial of cultural rights to minorities is as disruptive of the moral fabric of mainstream society as is the denial of civil rights (Joshua A. Fishman)
Joshua A. Fishman
the destiny of a people depends on the state of its grammar. There is no great country without propriety of language
Fernando Pessoa
the devaluation of the human world increases in direct relation with the increase in value of the world of things
Karl Marx
the devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people meaner
Karl Kraus
the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don\'t have to waste your time voting - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
the distance between one molecule and another is the distance between the stars
Carlo Dossi
the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
the distrust of words is much less damaging than an excessive confidence in them (Vaclav Havel)
Vaclav Havel
the divine light blinds the world instead of illuminating it
Patrick Emin
the dominant ideology has always been the ideology of the dominant class
Karl Marx
the dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage so we get married - Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly
the dream of everyone without a brother is that all men be brothers
Charles Chincholles
the duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman
Honoré de Balzac
the Earth belongs to its owners, but the landscape belongs to those who know how to appreciate it - Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
the earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of these diseases is called \'man\'
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
the easiest person to deceive is one\'s self - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
the end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end
Leon Trotsky
the end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it - William Faulkner
William Faulkner
the end sprouts from the means, as the tree germinates from the seed - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
the enemy is marching ahead of us
Bertolt Brecht
the English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it - James Agate
James Agate
the era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
the erotic-publicity minded society in which we live endeavours to organise and develop desire to unprecedented levels, while maintaining satisfaction within the sphere of private life. So that society may function and competition persist, desire must increase, spread out and devour the lives of men
Michel Houellebecq
the essence of mathematics resides in its freedom
Georg Cantor
the evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
the evil we do does not attract as much hate and hostility as do our good deeds
François de La Rochefoucauld
the evolution of the human race will not be accomplished in the ten thousand years of tame animals, but in the million years of wild animals, because man is and will always be a wild animal - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
the fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
the fact that there are different tongues is one of the greatest mysteries of humanity
Elias Canetti
the failings of others are too much like our own
Leo Longanesi
the final illusion is the belief that one has lost all illusions
Maurice Chapelan
the first and most important step towards knowledge is mutual love between learner and teacher
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
the first casualty when war comes is truth (Hiram Warren Johnson)
Hiram Warren Johnson
the first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children - Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
the First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it - Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn
the first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill - Robert Heller
Robert Heller
the first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve - Dean Acheson
Dean Acheson
the first revolutionary move is to call things by their real names
Rosa Luxemburg
the first symptom of death is birth
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
the first thing a woman should do when she wants a man is to start to run
Molière
the force of habit is great
Marcus Tullius Cicero
the force of habit is such that even living becomes a habit
Gesualdo Bufalino
the foreigner is within us. And when we flee from or struggle against the foreigner, we are fighting our own unconscious
Julia Kristeva
the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all
Karl Marx
the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them - Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
The freedom to exercise freely one\'s talent, that\'s what happiness is about
Aristotle
the freedom to love is no less sacred than the freedom to think. That which today is called adultery was once called heresy
Victor Hugo
the function of an expert is not to be more right than other people, but to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons - David Butler
David Butler
the future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves
Albert Camus
the future of children is always of today. Tomorrow will be too late
Gabriela Mistral
the future will win, there will be no property in cyberspace. Behold DotCommunism (John Perry Barlow)
John Perry Barlow
the general public has a duty to resist relentlessly, as if it was in an irremissible line of troops on the Piave, against the damage from a perilous disintegration of the general willpower, the collapse of civic awareness with the loss of a sense of what is right - the last and final bastion of what is or is not moral
Francesco Saverio Borrelli
the goal is to depart
Giuseppe Ungaretti
the good thing about democracy is just this: everyone can say their piece but there\'s no need to listen to them
Enzo Biagi
the gratification comes in the doing, not in the results - James Dean
James Dean
the great events of the world take place in the brain - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
the great merit of society is that it makes us appreciate solitude
Charles Chincholles
the great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes - Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
the great torment in our lives stems from the fact that we are eternally alone, and all our efforts and actions are aimed only at fleeing from this solitude
Guy de Maupassant
the greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule
Miguel de Unamuno
the greatest of all the things that wisdom provides to make life sublimely happy is undoubtedly the possession of friendship
Epicurus
the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is the government of the United States of America (Martin Luther King)
Martin Luther King
the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government - Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
the greatest souls are capable of the greatest vices as well as the greatest virtues
René Descartes
the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
the growth of third world countries depends on demilitarization
Oscar Arias
the hardest of our battles is combatting ourselves, however the most satisfactory victory comes from conquering ourselves
Friedrich von Logau
the hare likes polenta. The cook said it
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
the hen is an egg\'s way of producing another egg - Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
the hope of becoming rich is one of the most widespread causes of poverty
Tacitus
the hours are long and life is short
François Fénelon
the human being is the Earth that walks
Atahualpa Yupanqui
the human imagination is immensely poorer than reality
Cesare Pavese
the human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alvin Toffler
Alvin Toffler
the imagination is as good as many voyages and how much cheaper (George William Curtis)
George William Curtis
the important thing is not to have a lot of ideas, but to live one of them
Ugo Bernasconi
the indifference, cowardice and opportunism of their citizens kill off democracies even more than tyrants and dictators
Luigi Tosti
the Internet is also an authentic murderer of language variety
Dieter Wunderlich
the journalist is stimulated by a deadline. He writes worse if he has time
Karl Kraus
the key to building a superstar is to keep their mouth shut. To reveal an artist to the people can be to destroy him. It isn\'t to anyone\'s advantage to see the truth - Bob Ezrin
Bob Ezrin
the killer instinct is, like many other instincts, innate in a human being. Man and death, man and cruelty, man and blood - they all go together. Not a pleasant state of affairs, but that is certainly how things are
Roberto Bolaño
the kiss is an ingenious expedient that prevents lovers from talking too much nonsense
Alessandro Morandotti
the last day of the year is not the last day of time
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
the law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges
Anatole France
the less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep
Otto von Bismarck
the less we have, the more we give. It seems absurd, but this is the logic of love
Madre Teresa di Calcutta
the less you eat, drink and buy books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorise, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save - the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor rust will devour - your capital. The less you are, the less you express your own life, the more you have, i.e., the greater is your alienated life, the greater is the store of your estranged being
Karl Marx
the liberation of the slaves in the South is part of the fight for the liberation of the workers in the North - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
the liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
the limits of my language are the limits of my world
Ludwig Wittgenstein
the little I know, I owe to my ignorance
Sacha Guitry
the mad open up roads that later are taken by the sane
Carlo Dossi
the madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason - G.K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
the Mafia had a beginning and it will also have an end
Giovanni Falcone
the mafia is like any other business except that once in a while it uses firearms
Mario Puzo
the mafia is not an exclusively Italian problem nor a matter of backward peasants and underdeveloped situations in Italy\'s south, but a European problem too
Petra Reski
the major sin is the sin of being born (Samuel Beckett)
Samuel Beckett
the majority of subjects believes that they are subjects because the king is the king; however it is not realised that it is actually the king who is king because they are subjects
Karl Marx
the man of the third millennium will have Bush\'s culture, Berlusconi\'s honesty and Putin\'s kind heart
Anónimo
the man who doesn\'t read good books has no advantage over the man who can\'t read them (Mark Twain)
Mark Twain
the man who endeavors to purchase affection by benevolent actions becomes disillusioned by experience of human ingratitude - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
the man who has no imagination has no wings (Muhammad Ali)
Muhammad Ali
the man who knows no foreign language knows nothing of his mother tongue
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
the man who loses his honour for doing business loses both business and honour
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
the man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
the man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
the man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
the mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one - J.D. Salinger
Jerome David Salinger
the market is a place where men may deceive one another
Anacharsis
the media are toys in the hands of the rich, and the rich use them to become even richer
Ryszard Kapuściński
the medical establishment has become a major threat to health - Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich
the mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires - William Arthur Ward
William Arthur Ward
the memories that we have of one another, even when we are in love, are not the same
Marcel Proust
the memory left by a book is more important than the book itself
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
the memory of a human being is a marvellous thing although it is prone to error
Primo Levi
the memory of joy is no longer joy; the memory of pain is pain still - Lord Byron
Lord Byron
the moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick
Sigmund Freud
the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws
Tacitus
the more intelligent one is the less one suspects an absurdity - Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
the more laws there are, the more thieves there are
Lao Tse
the more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
the more we go up in the world, the more insignificant we appear to those who are unable to fly
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
the more you have the more you want, the less you have the more you give - Anonymous
Anonymous
the more you resemble the idea you have imagined of yourself the more authentic you are
Pedro Almodóvar
the most beautiful words are not \'I love you\', but \'It\'s benign\' - Woody Allen
Woody Allen
the most dangerous food is wedding cake - James Thurber
James Thurber
the most democratic thing in the world is the dictionary: it is the only possession we have in common
Bernard Pivot
the most evident sign of having found the truth is the inner peace
Amado Nervo
the most important book for a communist like me is the Bible
Nichi Vendola
the most important thing in communication is hearing what isn\'t said - Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Peter Drucker
the most popular labor-saving device today is still a husband with money - Joey Adams
Joey Adams
the most precious things in life are not those one gets for money (Albert Einstein)
Albert Einstein
the most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality - Heywood Broun
Heywood Broun
the most solid pleasure in this life is the empty pleasure of illusion
Giacomo Leopardi
the most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
the nation that destroys its soil destroys itself - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
the new economy is perhaps the biggest mirage ever projected on the planet: a non-existent market for non-existent needs
Giorgio Bocca
the New Economy is that wonderful concept whereby wealth can be created losing money
Anónimo
the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)
Andrew S. Tanenbaum
the offensive words we utter strongly evidence our ignorance
Alda Merini
the old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen - Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau
the oldest, shortest words - \'yes\' and \'no\' - are those which require the most thought
Pythagoras
the one and only truth lies in instinct
Anatole France
the one who obeys is almost always better than the one who commands
Ernest Renan
the only beautiful eyes are those that look at you with tenderness
Coco Chanel
the only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
the only joy in this world is beginning. Living is beautiful because every moment of living is always a beginning
Cesare Pavese
the only mission the working class has is to set a good example - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
the only ones who are always coming back from somewhere are those who\'ve never gone anywhere
Antonio Machado
the only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone
Albert Camus
the only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation - Lord Chesterfield
Lord Chesterfield
the only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
the only struggle you lose is the one you abandon
Madres de Plaza de Mayo
the only tendency in modern cinema is to make a lot of money (Roman Polanski)
Roman Polanski
the only thing experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing
André Maurois
the only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind - Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
the only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible - Richard M. DeVos
Richard M. DeVos
the only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless
Nicolas de Chamfort
the only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
the only tyrant I accept in this world is the \'still small voice\' within me - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
the only useful answers are those that pose new questions
Vittorio Foa
the only victories you achieve by fleeing are those over women
Napoleon Bonaparte
the only way a reporter should look at a politician is down - Frank Kent
Frank Kent
the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don\'t want, drink what you don\'t like, and do what you\'d rather not - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
the only way to preserve your culture is to put it in jeopardy
Paul Andreu
the only way to prevent others from knowing your limits is to never go beyond them
Giacomo Leopardi
the only wise men are those who live each day of their lives as if they were to die the same day or hour
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
the optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true - Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Oppenheimer
the order of the links was changed but the chain remained a chain
Gianni Rodari
the organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by a mass media notoriously phony - Paul Goodman
Paul Goodman
the original is unfaithful to the translation
Jorge Luis Borges
the owners of this country know the truth: It\'s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it - George Carlin
George Carlin
the paths of loyalty are always straight
José Ortega y Gasset
the perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post (George Bernard Shaw)
George Bernard Shaw
the person you are most afraid to contradict is yourself - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
the photograph itself doesn\'t interest me. I want only to capture a fraction of a second of reality
Henri Cartier-Bresson
the pleasure of living without trouble is well worth the trouble of living without pleasure
Sant'Agostino
the poet is like this monarch of the clouds riding the storm above the marksman's range; exiled on the ground, hooted and jeered, he cannot walk because of his great wings
Charles Baudelaire
the poet is like this monarch of the clouds riding the storm above the marksman\'s range; exiled on the ground, hooted and jeered, he cannot walk because of his great wings
Charles Baudelaire
the poet is worth what his best poem is worth
Fernando Pessoa
the point is not to humanize war but to abolish it
Albert Einstein
the point isn\'t doing many things, but to do everything with so much enthusiasm
Madre Teresa di Calcutta
the police force used to be run by men of integrity. That is a mistake which has been rectified (Joe Orton)
Joe Orton
the political Left hasn\'t the slightest idea about the world it lives in
José Saramago
the political left is an evil that only the presence of the right makes tolerable
Massimo D'Alema
the politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does
Maurice Barrès
the poor go to war to fight and die for the whims, wealth and excesses of others
Plutarch
the possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it - Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
the power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
the preface is the most important part of a book. Even the critics read it (Philip Guedalla)
Philip Guedalla
the press does not want to inform the reader but to persuade him he\'s being informed
Nicolás Gómez Dávila
the price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side - James Baldwin
James Baldwin
the primary objective for an educator is to produce autodidacts
Daniel De Montmollin
the prince is the first servant of his State
Friedrich der Große
the principle of education is to preach by example
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
the prohibition against incest actually don\'t apply to self love - Yossi Sarid
Yossi Sarid
the proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time - Jack London
Jack London
the public debt is big enough to take care of itself (Ronald Reagan)
Ronald Reagan
the public good consists of a great number of private evils
Anatole France
the public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
the punishment for a crime is having committed it; the penalty added by the law is superfluous
Anatole France
the quality of a book depends on the reader
Emilio Praga
the question of morality has existed for some time, but by now it has become the most important and pressing issue as the renewal of faith in the institutions, the actual governability of the country and the solidity of democracy itself depend on its solution
Enrico Berlinguer
the ratio of literacy to illiteracy is unchanged, only nowadays the illiterates can read
Alberto Moravia
the real crisis lies in the fact that the old world is dying and the new one cannot yet be born
Antonio Gramsci
the real discovery from a voyage consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes
Marcel Proust
the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
the real University has no specific location. It owns no property, pays no salaries and receives no material dues. The real University is a state of mind - Robert Pirsig
Robert Pirsig
the reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more (Jonas Edward Salk)
Jonas Edward Salk
the root cause of diffusing mass ignorance is the fact that everyone knows how to read and write (Peter de Vries)
Peter de Vries
the salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
the same words uttered by different mouths take on different, even antithetic, meanings
Alessandro Morandotti
the satisfied and happy don\\\'t love, they fall asleep in their habits
Miguel de Unamuno
the school as a means of education to me was simply a blank - Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
the secret of happiness is to yield to temptations - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
the secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you\'ve got it made - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
the secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you\'ve got it made! - Arthur Bloch
Arthur Bloch
the sole means of protecting your solitude is to offend everyone, beginning with those you love
Emil Cioran
the spiritual miserliness of those who, knowing something, do not endeavour to transmit this knowledge, is detestable
Miguel de Unamuno
the starry sky above me and the moral law within me
Immanuel Kant
the statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they\'re okay, then it\'s you - Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown
the stock market is the place where stupid people are separated from their money - Paul Samuelson
Paul Samuelson
the strength of a language does not lie in rejecting what is foreign but in assimilating it
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
the strings binding the respect of someone for someone else are generally born of necessity
Blaise Pascal
the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting
Milan Kundera
the stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything - Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera
the supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself
Victor Hugo
the Swiss are fanatics for cleaning, they even launder money
Marcos Vergara Meersohn
the tactful aspect of audacity is knowing to what extent one can go too far
Jean Cocteau
the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
the theory of the Communists may be summed up in a single sentence: Abolition of private property
Karl Marx
the thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children (King Edward VIII)
King Edward VIII
the things most people want to know about are usually none of their business - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
the things we know best are the things we haven\'t been taught
Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues
the three things I always forget are names, faces and the third one I can\'t remember
Italo Svevo
the trouble with being punctual is that nobody\'s there to appreciate it - Franklin P. Jones
Franklin P. Jones
the trouble with capitalism is that capitalists are almost always very good at what they do within their company, but outside they are often dull and boring imbeciles, and sometimes even worse
Indro Montanelli
the trouble with political jokes is that they get elected to office - Anonymous
Anonymous
the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
the trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time - Franklin P. Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams
the true value of a human being is determined by his ability to attain liberation from himself - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
the truth is as difficult to deny as it is to hide
Ernesto Che Guevara
the truth is the most cunning of enemies. It launches its attacks upon the points of our heart at which we were not expecting them, and have prepared no defence
Marcel Proust
the truth is to be found nowhere else other than within ourselves, nor can it be found by using violence against outside enemies - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
the twentieth century can be forgiven for everything, even the two World Wars and those that followed, the fashion shows and the Formula One races, but certainly not for having sacrificed the cinema for television
Luigi Pintor
the two most beautiful words in the English language are: \'check enclosed\' - Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker
the United States seems destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of democracy
Simon Bolivar
the universal religion, for the majority of homo sapiens, is none other than football - George Steiner
George Steiner
the Vatican is the most reactionary force in Italy. According to the church, governments that encroach on its privileges are despotic and those, like fascism, that add to them are heaven-sent
Antonio Gramsci
the verb \'to read\' does not tolerate the imperative. This is a characteristic it shares with other verbs like \'to love\' and \'to dream\'
Daniel Pennac
the very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us - Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp
the victor belongs to the spoils (Francis Scott Fitzgerald)
Francis Scott Fitzgerald
the victor will not be asked afterwards, whether he told the truth or not. When starting and waging war it is not right that matters but victory
Adolf Hitler
the virtue of the parents is a large dowry
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
the weaker the body the more it demands; the stronger it is the more it obeys
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
the wealth of the poor is represented by their children, that of the rich by their parents
Massimo Troisi
the well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice - William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham
the white race is the cancer of human history. It is the white race and it alone - its ideologies and inventions - which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself (Susan Sontag)
Susan Sontag
the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary ­- H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
the whole history of modern industry shows that capital, if not checked, will unscrupulously and ruthlessly work to cast down the whole working class to the utmost state of degradation
Karl Marx
the whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum - Havelock Ellis
Henry Havelock Ellis
the wind is never favorable to those who don\'t know where they are going
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
the wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials
Lin Yutang
the woman who has no luck with men doesn\'t know how lucky she is - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
the woman whose behavior indicates that she will make a scene if she is told the truth asks to be deceived - Elizabeth Jenkins
Elizabeth Jenkins
the words you use to describe your reality, create reality (Sir Martin Brofman)
Martin Brofman
the worker becomes a cheaper kind of merchandise with the more goods he produces
Karl Marx
the worker becomes so much poorer with the more wealth he produces
Karl Marx
the world economy is the most efficient expression of organized crime. The international bodies that control currency, trade, and credit practice international terrorism against poor countries, and against the poor of all countries, with a cold-blooded professionalism that would make the best of the bomber terrorists blush
Eduardo Galeano
the world has the structure of language and language is moulded by the mind
Eugenio Montale
the world is a better place without Saddam. And without Bush......?
Anónimo
the world is a den of crazies
Tommaso Campanella
the world is a prison in which it is better to occupy a solitary-confinement cell
Karl Kraus
the world is destined to become even more comical; that is why humorists are the real precursors of our future civilisation
Carl William Brown
the world is full of wonderful books, that no one reads
Umberto Eco
the world is maternal for men and male chauvinist for women
Belén Sánchez
the world is not a show, but a battlefield
Giuseppe Mazzini
the world is not true, but it\'s real
Fernando Pessoa
the world is split between those who do not sleep because they are hungry and those who do not sleep because they are afraid of those who are hungry
Paulo Freire
the world is witnessing a terrible human rights crime in Gaza, where a million and a half human beings are being imprisoned with almost no access to the outside world. An entire population is being brutally punished - Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
the world should laugh more. But after having eaten
Mario Moreno (Cantinflas)
the world would be a far more peaceful place if we were all atheists
José Saramago
the worldwide economy is today a gigantic casino
Fidel Castro
the worldwide shortage of food that threatens up to five hundred million children could be alleviated at the cost of only one day of modern warfare - Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
the worst kind of intolerance comes from what is known as reason
Miguel de Unamuno
the worst that can happen to a genius is to be understood
Ennio Flaiano
the writer who does not explore the depths will always stay afloat
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
the young can but don\'t know how to, the more mature know how to but can\'t
José Saramago
the young delude themselves about their future; the old folks about their past
Décoly
the young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened - H. H. Munro
Hector Hugh Munro
the young have no need of sermons, instead they need examples of honesty, faith in principles and unselfishness
Sandro Pertini
then progress came and destroyed everything, even more than any war, because if wars destroyed our property, progress destroyed our very way of life
Bruno Ugolotti
there are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
there are adolescences that are triggered off at ninety
Alda Merini
there are doors to the sea that are unlocked with words
Rafael Alberti
there are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them
Henri Matisse
there are honest journalists like there are honest politicians. When bought they stay bought - Bill Moyers
William Moyers
there are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
there are many ways to arrive; the best is not to leave
Ennio Flaiano
there are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer
Eugène Ionesco
there are no facts, but only interpretations
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents - Leon R.Yankwich
Leon R. Yankwich
there are no rules. All men are exceptions to a non-existing rule
Fernando Pessoa
there are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
there are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators
Victor Hugo
there are occasions, situations and contexts in which violence, and therefore murder (violence carried to the extreme), naturally becomes concrete, present and a reality
Roberto Bolaño
there are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
there are people so poor that they only have money - Anonymous
Anonymous
there are people who know everything, but that\'s all they know
Niccolò Machiavelli
there are so many laws that no-one can rule out being hanged
Napoleon Bonaparte
there are things that by day or night, whether at sea or on land, you should never do: such as war
Gianni Rodari
there are things you should never do, not on sea or land: such as war
Gianni Rodari
there are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long, hard hours at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like - Nigel Marsh
Nigel Marsh
there are two types of television: intelligent television which makes people difficult to govern, and the television of imbeciles which makes people easy to govern
Jean Guéhenno
there are two ways to achieve happiness: one is to play the fool, the other is to be a fool
Enrique Jardiel Poncela
there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword, the other is by debt - John Adams
John Adams
there are words that should only serve once
François-René de Chateaubriand
there is a more terrible weapon than calumny: the truth
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
there is always a right way; there is always a wrong way. The wrong way always seems more reasonable - George Moore
George Moore
there is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
there is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive - Jack London
Jack London
there is an even cleaner form of energy than the sun, more renewable than the wind: it\'s the energy we don\'t consume - Arthur H. Rosenfeld
Arthur H. Rosenfeld
there is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide
Albert Camus
there is mutual advantage in that, even while men teach, they learn
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
there is no beginning and no end, only the infinite passion for life
Federico Fellini
there is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
there is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies (Winston Churchill)
Winston Churchill
there is no greatness where there is not simplicity
Leo Tolstoy
there is no happiness without freedom and no freedom without courage
Pericles
there is no justice in the fact that drugs can be freely had only in prisons
Anónimo
there is no love without suffering or causing suffering
Henri François-Joseph de Régnier
there is no moderation in religion, reason is always desecrated by religion
Patrick Emin
there is no opinion so absurd that some philosopher will not express it
Marcus Tullius Cicero
there is no passion in which the ego reigns so strongly as being in love; one is always more prepared to sacrifice the tranquility of the person being loved than to lose one\'s own
François de La Rochefoucauld
there is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
there is no sincerer love than the love of food - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
there is no sincerer love than the love of food (George Bernard Shaw)
George Bernard Shaw
there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first - Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
there is not the slightest doubt that sustainable development is one of the most destructive concepts - Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
there is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
there is nothing more damaging to a country than shrewd people passing themselves off as being intelligent - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
there is nothing more useful and splendid than a dictionary as a plaything for children five years and older. Likewise, with a little luck, for good writers up to their hundredth year
Gabriel García Márquez
there is nothing potentially more dirty than a hidden war - Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag
there is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher - Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
there is one rule for politicians all over the world: don\'t say in power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible - John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy
there is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he\'s crooked - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
there is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way - Christopher Morley
Christopher Morley
there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
there is only one thing in this world that never deceives: appearances
Ugo Bernasconi
there is only one thing that excites animals more than pleasure, and it is pain
Umberto Eco
there is only one war open to mankind and that is the war against our extinction - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
there is only one way to reduce the consumption of drugs: legalize it - Gary Becker
Gary Becker
there is pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more - Lord Byron
Lord Byron
there is something to be learned from a great man even when he is silent
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
there is something tragic in the fact that as soon as man had invented a machine to do his work he began to starve - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
there must be something wrong with work, otherwise the rich would have kept it all for themselves
Mario Moreno (Cantinflas)
there never was a good war or a bad peace - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
there ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators - Will Rogers
Will Rogers
there where books are burnt, men finish up being burnt too
Heinrich Heine
there will be vice as long as there are men
Tacitus
there\'s just one decorous stinginess, and that\'s the stinginess of words
Constancio Vigil
there\'s no curse greater than an idea propagated by violence - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
there\'s no difference between reading and curiosity
Pascal Quignard
there\'s no harm in thinking
Giovanni Guareschi
there\'s nothing as hard as spotting an idiot, if he remains silent
Alonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga
there\'s only one good, Knowledge, and only one evil, Ignorance
Socrates
they asked me: are you in favour of deregulating drugs? I replied: let\'s first start with the deregulation of bread. It\'s subject to tremendous prohibitionism in half the world
José Saramago
they can cut all the flowers, but they\'ll never stop the Spring
Pablo Neruda
they have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
they have developed treatments for unknown illnesses - Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
they want a war, but we shall not leave them in peace
José Saramago
they were saying to me that a few deaths were necessary to bring in a world in which no one would be killed any more
Albert Camus
they who live only for beauty always live for the moment
Søren Kierkegaard
they who seek to combat usage with grammar deceive themselves
Michel de Montaigne
thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it - G.K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
things that are impossible are easier than difficult ones
Daniel Barenboim
thinking is always a terrible exercise
Oskar Panizza
thinking is the hardest work there is (Henry Ford)
Henry Ford
this life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds
Charles Baudelaire
this suspense is terrible. I hope it will last - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
those are my principles. If you don\'t like them I have others - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
those ideas that seem an empty fantasy to contemporaries and obvious to posterity also include the introduction of a common language between different peoples
Ludoviko Zamenhof
those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night - Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
those who win, in whatever mode they win, never receive shame from it
Niccolò Machiavelli
those who write as they speak, and speak well, write badly
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
thought is the fruit of language
Carmelo Bene
thoughts are like a grain of sand in the power machine
Bruno Arpaia
thoughts draw back, objects move forward - Nina Ivanoff
Nina Ivanoff
thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don\'t bite everybody
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
thus I live in the world rather as a spectator of mankind than as one of the species - Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison
time and the hour runs through the roughest day - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
time is of the essence as it is just another name for life itself
Antonio Gramsci
time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending - Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
time is the only thing you cannot put back
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
to arrange a library is a silent way of carrying on the art of critique
Jorge Luis Borges
to be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it (G. K. Chesterton)
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
to be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretences but your own - Lionel Strachey
Lionel Strachey
to be perfect she lacked just one defect
Karl Kraus
to be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance - Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor
to be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance (Jeremy Taylor)
Jeremy Taylor
to be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand
José Ortega y Gasset
to be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
to believe in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made
Franz Kafka
to believe is to create
Miguel de Unamuno
to call itself civilized, society should accept reason and folly in equal measure
Franco Basaglia
to desire the same things and to reject the same things, constitutes true friendship
Caius Sallustius Crispus
to die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable (Erich Fromm)
Erich Fromm
to divorce because you don\'t love a man is almost as silly as getting married because you love him (Zsa Zsa Gabor)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
to find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two - Norman Douglas
Norman Douglas
to find a new country, and invade it has always been the same - Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
to find happiness, one should not seek it
Anonymous
to have doubts about oneself is the first sign of intelligence
Ugo Ojetti
to have everything needed to be happy, is not a reason for being happy (Jacques Normand)
Normand Jacques
to improve one\'s style means to improve one\'s way of thinking
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
to lead does not mean to dominate, but to fulfil a duty
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
to love one\'s work is the nearest real approximation to happiness on earth
Rita Levi Montalcini
to love our enemies (as the Gospel asks) is not a job for men, but for angels
Jorge Luis Borges
to make a gift of culture is to make a gift of thirst. The rest is a consequence
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
to marry a woman you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first
Alfred Capus
to most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
to read is to translate, for no two persons\' experiences are the same. A bad reader is like a bad translator. In learning to read well, scholarship is less important than instinct - W.H. Auden
Wystan Hugh Auden
to repent and then start again from the beginning - that\'s what life is
Victor Cherbuliez
to suffer without complaining is the only lesson we must learn in this life
Vincent Van Gogh
to tell the truth in bad faith should be considered dishonest
Karl Kraus
to vote is to abdicate
Élisée Reclus
to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill
Sun Tzu
to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric
Theodor W. Adorno
to you, my holy language / to you, the one I adore / more than all the silver / and more than all the gold
Haïm-Vidal Sephiha
today, more than ever, cultured men have the duty to raise doubts rather than collect certitudes
Norberto Bobbio
today\'s Don Quixotes don\'t fight against but for windmills
Anónimo
today\'s political parties are above all power generators of money and clientelism
Enrico Berlinguer
today’s music is directed by bankers and accountants: a trend we must absolutely fight - Brian May
Brian May
together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school - Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich
too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair - George Burns
George Burns
too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude
François de La Rochefoucauld
too much of what is called \'education\' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
tourism is travelling very far in search of the desire to return home
George Elgozy
translating is the most profound form of reading
Octavio Paz
translating literature is like having sex: better to talk less about it and do it better
Andrea Casalegno
translation is an experience offering and calling for the slowest reading there is, almost a pedestrian crossing over the physical space of the text, with its valleys, plains and mountains
Laura Bocci
translations (like wives) are seldom faithful if they are in the least attractive - Roy Campbell
Roy Campbell
translators are like portrait painters - they can prettify the copy but it must always resemble the original
Elie Fréron
translators are the draught horses of culture
Aleksandr Pushkin
travel serves only to endear us more to the place where we were born
Noel Clarasó Serrat
treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
true achievement is to become the best that you can become - Harold Taylor
Harold Taylor
true ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it
Karl Popper
true moral elegance consists in the art of disguising one\'s victories as defeats
Emil Cioran
true philosophy is learning to see the world again
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
true power is in the hands of whoever controls the mass media
Licio Gelli
truth does not reside in one dream alone but in many dreams
Pier Paolo Pasolini
truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
truth never damages a cause that is just - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
truths that matter - important principles - are, in the final analysis, still only two or three. They are those that your mother taught you as a child
Enzo Biagi
try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
two things strike me: the intelligence of the beast and the bestiality of man
Flora Tristán
uncertainty is like a daisy whose petals you never quite finish plucking
Mario Vargas Llosa
under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
unemployment amounts to a negation of the right to live and is worse even than death itself
José Ortega y Gasset
unforgettable days in one\'s life amount to five or six at most - the others are just there to make up the numbers
Ennio Flaiano
unfortunately, it is possible to be in love at the age of eighty. Actually, I write to forget about love
Jorge Luis Borges
unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations - Edward De Bono
Edward De Bono
unless men are free to be vicious they cannot be virtuous (Frank Meyer)
Frank Meyer
until the colour of a man\'s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes - everywhere is war - Bob Marley
Bob Marley
upbringing is a way of passing on the shortcomings of parents to their children
Armand Carrel
urbanism is capitalism\'s seizure of the natural and human environment; developing logically into absolute domination, capitalism can and must now remake the totality of space into its own setting
Guy Debord
using your intellect free from restraint, that's true happiness
Aristotle
usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things - Russell Baker
Russell Baker
utopia is on the horizon. I move two steps closer, it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I\'ll never reach it. So what\'s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking
Eduardo Galeano
very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects
Herodotus
vice is such a hideous creature, that the more you see of it the better you like it - Finley Peter Dunne
Finley Peter Dunne
violence is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one
Karl Marx
virtue: an act contrary to the will - Anonymous
Anonymous
vote for the man who promises least; he\'ll be the least disappointing - Bernard Baruch
Bernard Baruch
walking is man\'s best medicine
Hippocrates
war amounts to shedding blood in the search for peace, while peace is a continuation of combat without shedding blood
Anonimo
war is all about the massacre of men who don\'t know each other, for the benefit of men who know each other but will not massacre each other
Paul Valéry
war is delightful to those who have had no experience of it
Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam
war is God\'s way of teaching Americans geography - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
war is the most common form of modern terrorism
Gino Strada
warning: Health Authorities can be harmful
Ana López
watch your thoughts... they become your words. Watch your words... they become your actions. Watch your actions... they become your habits. Watch your habits... they become your character. Watch your character... it becomes your destiny (Frank Outlaw)
Frank Outlaw
water talks unceasingly but never repeats itself
Octavio Paz
we all have a common origin: we are all offspring of the evolution of the universe and the stars, and so true brothers and sisters
Margherita Hack
we all have to obey laws, but a lawyer is needed to understand them
Fabio Fumi
we and everything else are, after all, just words
Víctor García de la Concha
we are all amateurs, life is too short for us to be anything else - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
we are all equal before the law, but not before those appointed to apply it
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
we are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts - Harold Nicolson
Harold Nicolson
we are all obliged to keep some of our little eccentricities in order to tolerate reality
Marcel Proust
we are all of us resigned to death: it\'s life we aren\'t resigned to - Graham Greene
Graham Greene
we are all very ignorant, but not all ignorant of the same things - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
we are learning by bitter experience that the organism which destroys its environment destroys itself - Gregory Bateson
Gregory Bateson
we are on a train travelling at three hundred kilometres per hour, we don\'t know where it\'s taking us and, what is more, we have realized there is no driver
Carlo Rubbia
we are our own memory, we are that chimerical museum of changing shapes, that heap of broken mirrors
Jorge Luis Borges
we are such stuff as dreams are made on - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
we are what we do to change what we are
Eduardo Galeano
we are what we eat
Ludwig Feuerbach
we are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be - Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
we are what we repeatedly do
Aristotle
we believe only in what we see, so since the advent of television we believe in everything
Dieter Hildebrandt
we believe that we master words, but it is words that master us
Alain Rey
we believe we are a real country, but the truth is we are little more than a landscape
Nicanor Parra
we can always stop ourselves on the way up, but never on the way down
Napoleon Bonaparte
we can do nothing worse to a person than busy ourselves exclusively with him
Elias Canetti
we can either overcome opposing ideas through discussion, or we have to let them be aired/heard. It is not possible to overcome such ideas by force as this prevents free development of our intelligence
Ernesto Che Guevara
we can invent only with memory
Alphonse Karr
we cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain - Alan Watts
Alan Watts
we can\'t legalize drug trafficking because there is just too much money in it - Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
we discern a flavor in our days only when we dodge the obligation to have a destiny
Emil Cioran
we do not remember days, we remember moments
Cesare Pavese
we don\'t know what\'s happening to us - that\'s what\'s happening to us
José Ortega y Gasset
we don\'t know who discovered water, but we\'re certain it wasn\'t a fish - John Culkin
John Culkin
we don\'t see things as they are, we see them as we are - Anaïs Nin
Anaïs Nin
we forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone
François de La Rochefoucauld
we hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
Aesop
we have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others
François de La Rochefoucauld
we have been taught to believe that what is beautiful need not be useful and what is useful cannot be beautiful. I want to show that what is useful can also be beautiful - Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi
we have by now become what we fought against when we were twenty-year-olds
José Emilio Pacheco
we have certainly been quick to forget the time when we were the emigrants
Susanna Agnelli
we have convictions only if we have studied nothing thoroughly
Emil Cioran
we have globalised the circus but not bread
Anónimo
we have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another - Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
we have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
we have nothing to fear but fear itself - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language
Oscar Wilde
we have the best Congress money can buy - Will Rogers
Will Rogers
we have to fight against language to prevent the imposition of its formulae, clichés and set phrases, everything that typifies a poor writer
Julio Cortázar
we inhabit a language rather than a country
Emil Cioran
we know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
we know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
we know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day\'s work at Auschwitz in the morning - George Steiner
George Steiner
we lie in order to tolerate our existence and, most of all, we lie to ourselves
Elena Ferrante
we live in a dangerous age. Humans control nature before they have learned to control themselves - Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
we look forward to the day when we can say to our dead men and women just this: we haven\'t surrendered, we haven\'t given up, we haven\'t sold out
Subcomandante Marcos
we love life not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
we must be modest and at the same time realise that others are inferior to us - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
we must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
we must first fight the mafia that is in each of us; we are the mafia
Rita Atria
we must make way for the new generations for if we do not, they will impose themselves anyway
Luciano Lama
we must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means (Martin Luther King)
Martin Luther King
we need to get back to the meaning of words, and that\'s essentially what a writer\'s work is, to help clean up the dictionary
Eduardo Galeano
we only have the happiness we have given
Eduard Pailleron
we only hear questions that we are able to answer
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
we should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
we should read, not in order to forget ourselves and our daily lives, but on the contrary, in order to gain a firmer, more conscious, more mature grip on our own lives
Hermann Hesse
we should think more of doing well than feeling well, then we would end up feeling better
Alessandro Manzoni
we still haven\'t learned that real cultural growth only comes with enjoyment, passion and laughter
Dario Fo
we work to earn our leisure
Aristotle
we would often be ashamed of our most well-intentioned actions if others could see what motivated them
François de La Rochefoucauld
western science has managed only to advance from the simple to the complex, by way of the ineffectual
Marco Crivellaro
we\'re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life! - Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
we\'re born princes and the civilizing process turns us into frogs (Eric Berne)
Eric Berne
what a pity drinking water is not a sin - how enjoyable it would be!
Giacomo Leopardi
what a terrible time than where idiots are leading the blind - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
what frightens me most is the winter of memory
Juan José Arreola
what gets us into trouble is not what we don\'t know. It\'s what we know for sure that just ain\'t so - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
what has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely mankind\'s attempt to turn it into a paradise
Friedrich Hölderlin
what I regret about the follies of youth is not having committed them but not being able to do so again
Pierre Benoit
what I want is for everything to be round without, so to speak, a beginning or end of the figure anywhere, so that it makes one, lifelike harmonious whole
Vincent Van Gogh
what is art? Prostitution
Charles Baudelaire
what is food to one, is bitter poison to others
Titus Lucretius Caro
what is in the heart of the sober man is on the tongue of the drunken man
Plutarch
what is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice
Charles Baudelaire
what is Man, that he should make plans?
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
what is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
what is past is prologue (William Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
what is pleasure if not an extraordinarily sweet sorrow
Heinrich Heine
what is robbing a bank compared to founding a bank?
Bertolt Brecht
what is the real world if not the dream that everyone dreams, the dream common to all?
Miguel de Unamuno
what luck for rulers that men don\'t think
Adolf Hitler
what makes this a terrible world is that we strive with the same passion in seeking to be happy and in preventing others from being so
Antoine de Rivarol
what matters is not that which one says, but that which does not need to be said
Albert Camus
what matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it (Ezra Pound)
Ezra Pound
what really counts in life is done free
Claudio Magris
what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls a butterfly
Lao Tse
what we call \'progress\' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance - Havelock Ellis
Henry Havelock Ellis
what we have in common is that we are all different from each other
Anónimo
what we think about death is important only for what death has us think about life
André Malraux
what will be exhausted first - air or oil?
Anónimo
what would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh
what you think is the summit is only a step up
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
what, a Professional Register of Journalists! Just an idea propagated by pedants, bogus professors, would-be hacks, and people who are trying to prevent others from thinking for themselves. Such a register is a laughable non-starter and is immoral since it aims to put a limit on what has no limits and indeed shouldn\'t have any, and is inclined to restricting the free expression of the mind
Luigi Einaudi
whatever I don\'t know, I learnt at school
Ennio Flaiano
whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult - Charlotte Whitton
Charlotte Whitton
whatever you want to say, there is only one noun to express it, one verb to animate it and one adjective to qualify it
Guy de Maupassant
what\'s a man\'s first duty? The answer\'s brief: to be himself
Henrik Ibsen
what\'s in the writing of a book? Reading it is the hard bit
Gesualdo Bufalino
what\'s the difference between a bright, inquisitive five-year-old, and a dull, stupid nineteen-year-old? Fourteen years of the British educational system - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
when a banker jumps out of a window, jump after him - that\'s where the money is
Robespierre
when a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong - Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
when a government depends on bankers for money, they and not the heads of government control matters. The hand that gives holds sway over the hand that receives. Money has no homeland and financiers have no patriotism or decency - their only objective is gain
Napoleon Bonaparte
when a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her
Sacha Guitry
when a man wants to murder a tiger, it\'s called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, it\'s called ferocity (George Bernard Shaw)
George Bernard Shaw
when a man, sleeping and motionless in bed, is dreaming of something, what is more real - he as a conscious being or the dream itself?
Miguel de Unamuno
when a people no longer dares to defend its language, it is ripe for slavery
Remy de Gourmont
when a person claims to know what happiness is, one can sense that person has lost it
Maurice Maeterlinck
when a person reads it is an exercise in self-examination. A writer\'s work amounts only to providing the reader with a means of seeing within himself what he might not otherwise be able to discern
Marcel Proust
when a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him - Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
when childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them. They show us the state of our decay - Brian Aldiss
Brian Aldiss
when choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I\'ve never tried before - Mae West
Mae West
when Dr. Johnson defined patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel, he ignored the enormous possibilities of the word \'reform\' - Roscoe Conkling
Roscoe Conkling
when God is silent, you can make him say anything you want
Jean-Paul Sartre
when I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor have nothing to eat, they called me a communist
Hélder Câmara
when I grow up, I want to be a little boy - Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller
when I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough (H.L. Mencken)
H.L. Mencken
when I rest my feet my mind also ceases to function
Johann Georg Hamann
when I see Berlusconi and the other shorty it makes me want to opt out of the human race
Franco Battiato
when I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I\'m beginning to believe it - Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
when I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
when I\'m dead nobody will weep for me, and no earth will cover me as I am the very wind of freedom
Ernesto Che Guevara
when man is no longer cold, hungry or afraid, he is dissatisfied
Ennio Flaiano
when people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other - Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer
when the brain develops in the mother\'s womb, it is empty of ideas
Maurice Blanchot
when the gods choose to punish us, they merely answer our prayers - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
when the language is corrupted, people lose faith in what they hear and this leads to violence - W. H. Auden
Wystan Hugh Auden
when the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the Land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible - Jomo Kenyatta
Jomo Kenyatta
when the need is strong, there are those who will believe anything - Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
when there are two conflicting versions of the story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst - H. Allen Smith
H. Allen Smith
when two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary - William Wrigley Jr.
William Wrigley Jr.
when two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
when two personalities meet it is as if two chemicals are coming into contact: if there is any reaction at all, both of them undergo some transformation
Carl Jung
when virtue has slept, she will get up more refreshed
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
when we are ill we realise that we do not exist alone but chained to a different domain, from which we are separated by an abyss, which doesn\'t know us and by which it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body
Marcel Proust
when we say \'think\', we mean think about death
Alberto Savinio
when will UNESCO get around to naming the planet a Patrimony for Humanity?
Anónimo
when you desire something, the entire universe conspires to realize your wish
Paulo Coelho
when you destroy monuments, spare the pedestals. A use can always be found for them
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
when you fall asleep, you forget yourself. And when you wake up, you remember yourself
Jorge Luis Borges
when you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to stop and reconsider - Mark Twain
Mark Twain
when you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
when you look deep into the eyes of another person, you are forced to look at yourself
Tahar Ben Jelloun
when you’re at peace with yourself, travelling means you’re somewhere else that’s not that far away
Isabelle Adjani
whenever a particular freedom is under discussion, it is freedom in general that is under discussion
Karl Marx
whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty by close application thereto it is worse when executed by two persons - and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein - George Washington
George Washington
whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
whenever you teach, teach your hearers to doubt whatever you teach
José Ortega y Gasset
where all men think alike, no one thinks very much - Walter Lippmann
Walter Lippmann
where are you going, Ivan? I\'m going to Minsk. You lie, Ivan! You tell me you\'re going to Minsk to make me believe you\'re going to Moscow, but you\'re really going to Minsk. You lie, Ivan!
Jorge Luis Borges
where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe - Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
where the sword of the law cannot reach, there reaches the lash of satire
Aleksandr Pushkin
where there is much light, the shadow is deep
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
where there is no humour there is no humanity; where there is no humour there is the concentration camp
Eugène Ionesco
whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent
Ludwig Wittgenstein
while I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die
Leonardo da Vinci
while there\'s death, there\'s hope
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
while you have a thing it can be taken from you. But when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It will be yours then forever - James Joyce
James Joyce
who can deny that the environment has been destroyed?
Günter Grass
who fights can lose. Who doesn\'t fight has already lost
Bertolt Brecht
who is the guiltiest of these two who misbehave; she who sins for pay, or he who pays for sinning?
Juana Inés de la Cruz
who knows what Columbus would have discovered if America hadn\'t got in the way
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
whoever increases wisdom also increases suffering
Giordano Bruno
whoever is not capable of love is even more unhappy than he who is loved by nobody
François de La Rochefoucauld
whoever looks at his own failings fails to see those in others
Ali ibn Abi Talib
whoever receives more receives from someone else; he is no greater or better than someone else: he has only greater responsibilities. He must serve even more. Live to serve
Hélder Câmara
whosoever wants to travel towards the stars should not look for company
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
why did Nature create man? Was it to show that she is big enough to make mistakes, or was it pure ignorance? - Holbrook Jackson
Jackson Holbrook
why do we generally avoid solitude? Because few of us are good company to ourselves
Carlo Dossi
why do we kill people who have killed other people? To tell other people that killing is wrong? - Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life - Charles Frohman
Charles Frohman
why pay money to have your family tree traced. Go into politics and your opponents will do it for you - Anonymous
Anonymous
why repeat the old errors, if there are so many new errors to commit? - Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
why should I care about posterity? What\'s posterity ever done for me? - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
will Europe become what, in reality, it is, that is a little promontory on the continent of Asia? Or will it remain what it seems, that is the elite part of the terrestrial world, the pearl of the sphere, the brain of a vast body?
Paul Valéry
wine is a grave danger to the (mental) health of someone who does not drink it
Anónimo
wisdom has less to do with destroying idols than in never creating them in the first place
Umberto Eco
witches ceased to exist when we stopped burning them
Voltaire
without having known misery it is impossible to appreciate luxury - Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
without money and lacking time, imagination is a mere fleeting dream that cannot be transformed into an event
Charles Baudelaire
women - they are attracted by the slightest thing and a compliment makes them hurry away
Raymond Quatorze
women are so hypocritical that all children firmly believe that their own mother was a saint
Remy de Gourmont
women are the owners of a planet that is ruled by men - Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
women do what they say one hundred per cent, whereas men stop at fifty per cent
Claude Lelouch
women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
women need to be beautiful to be loved by men, and stupid enough to love them
Coco Chanel
women take the shape of the dream that embraces them
Juan José Arreola
word makes men free. Whoever cannot express himself is a slave
Ludwig Feuerbach
words are all we have (Samuel Beckett)
Samuel Beckett
words are important if they are few
Lalla Romano
words are like money, one is worth as much as many and many are not worth as much as one
Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas
words are not created by academics in universities and suchlike, rather it is the man in the street who does so. Dictionary compilers almost always recognise them too late and embalm them in alphabetical order, in many cases when they have lost their original meaning
Gabriel García Márquez
words don\'t always agree with the heart
Pietro Metastasio
words take on the value that the listener attributes to them
Giovanni Verga
words that really become popular impoverish a language
Sacha Guitry
work distances us from three great evils: tedium, vice and need
Voltaire
work is less boring than play
Charles Baudelaire
work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do (Oscar Wilde)
Oscar Wilde
work makes for a shorter day and a longer life
Denis Diderot
writing always means hiding something in such a way that it then is discovered
Italo Calvino
writing is a way of talking without being interrupted
Jules Renard
writing is also made difficult by the illiteracy of others
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money
Jules Renard
writing poetry is like making love: one will never know if one\'s joy is shared
Cesare Pavese
YES to the market economy NO to the market society
Lionel Jospin
yes we are three times richer than our grandparents. But are we three times happier? - Tony Blair
Tony Blair
yesterday\'s criminals are today\'s gentry and today\'s criminals will be tomorrow\'s gentry
Carl William Brown
you are forgetting that the fruits of the earth belong to everyone but the earth itself to no one
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
you are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
you are Miss Smith, the daughter of multi-millionaire banker Smith, aren\'t you? No? I beg your pardon, for a moment I thought I had fallen in love with you - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
you can be to the left of anything you like, but not of good sense
Enzo Biagi
you can be unfaithful, but never disloyal
Gabriel García Márquez
you can do extraordinary things when you don\'t claim for the merit - Ted Kennedy
Edward Moore 'Ted' Kennedy
you can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough - Joseph Levine
Joseph Levine
you can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving - Amy Carmichael
Amy Carmichael
you can have language without money, property, government or marriage, but you cannot have money, property, government or marriage without language - John Searle
John Searle
you can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution - G. K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
you cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you (Brian Tracy)
Brian Tracy
you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist - Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
you cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself
Galileo Galilei
you can\'t learn the truth about a man\'s intentions by asking him
Marcel Proust
you can\'t say that civilization don\'t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way - Will Rogers
Will Rogers
you do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
you don\'t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them - Ray Bradbur
Ray Bradbury
you don\'t stick a knife in a man\'s back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you are making progress (Malcolm X)
Malcolm X
you don\'t translate what the author wrote, but what he meant to say, this is why computers will never be able to translate
Anónimo
you go round and round and when you stop, you fall to the ground