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"Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!" 4.6 avg (30 votes)
"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course." Art, Clever Jabs 4.0 avg (10 votes)
"When we know what God is, we shall be gods ourselves." God 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." Wisdom 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (34 votes)
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (13 votes)
"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it." Debate, Thinking 4.5 avg (12 votes)
"The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me." Love 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." Anti-Religion 4.6 avg (42 votes)
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." Success 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Some men see things as they are and say why - I dream things that never were and say why not." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (214 votes)
"Science never solves a problem without creating ten more." Science 3.8 avg (12 votes)
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." Patriotism 4.3 avg (35 votes)
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else." Love 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations." Life & Death 4.4 avg (19 votes)
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." Humor, Life & Death 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." Liberty, Responsibility 4.0 avg (10 votes)
"Lack of money is the root of all evil." Money 4.1 avg (17 votes)

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