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Aphorisms are signposts!

Source: "Grammar Rules" KustannusosakeyhtiöOtava 

  • What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power. 
    Henry George
  • To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
    John Ruskin
  • When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; but when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order, and morals. 
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Old men are dangerous; it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Instead of this absurd divison into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic. 
    Evelyn Waugh
  • Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed ny argument. 
    Samuel Johnson
  • The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.
    Samuel Johnson
  • To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy
    Will and Ariel Durant
  • The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education. 
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Golf is a good walk spoiled.
    Mark Twain
  • Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
    Mark Twain
  • The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
    Mark Twain
  • When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
    Mark Twain
  • But what is freedom? Rightly understood, a universal licence to be good. 
    Hartley Coleridge
  • Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. 
    Robert Benchley
  • Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. 
    Will Rogers
  • You'll never really know what I mean and I'll never really know what you mean.
    Mike Nicols
  • Who knows if Shakespeare might have thought less if he had read more?
    Edward Young
  • A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. 
    Bert Leston Taylor
  • People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
    Lev J. Burke
  • On earth eerything is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind.
    William Hamilton
  • It's possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two watches is never quite sure.
    Lee Sagall
  • Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I don't know.
    John Keats
  • Bad artists always admire each other's work.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Only the shallow know themselves.
    Oscar Wilde
  • We can destroy ourselves by cynism and disillusion as effectively as by bombs.
    Kenneth Clark
  • Football isn't a matter of life and death  it's much more important than that.
    Bill Shankly
  • Nothing makes your more tolerant of a neighbour's party than being there.
    Franklin P. Jones
  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Charles Caleb Colton
  • Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
    Robert Southey
  • I am a part of all that I have read.
    John Kieran
  • So little done, so much to do.
    Cevil Rhodes
  • You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
    Bob Hope
  • I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again!
    Casey Stengel
  • I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
    Woodrow Wilson
  • If I had to give young writers advice. I'd say don't listen to writers talking about writing.
    Lillian Hellman
  • If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
    Laurence J. Peter
  • Nothing is interesting if you're not interested.
    Helen MacInnes
  • Some things have to believed to be seen.
    Ralph Hodgson
  • Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
    Francis Bacon
  • You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
    Indira Gandhi
  • A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
    Dean Inge
  • Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
    Edward Bulver Lytton
  • We have to believe in free will. We've got no other choice.
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Anybody who goes to see a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
    Samuel Goldwyn