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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 cock even crows in the morning on which it ends up in the pot
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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 function of punishment is to improve the punisher
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
the future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious - Ted Levitt
Theodore Levitt
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 greedy dig their pit with their teeth
Henri Estienne
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 pen is the tongue of the mind
Miguel de Cervantes
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 pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement - George F. Will
George F. Will
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 thought dies in the mouth
Nicanor Parra
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 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 ourselves we need to be someone
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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
Gabriel García Márquez
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