Favorite Quotes

I like aphorisms, axiom, apothegms, maxims, and good old-fashioned sayings. Like ’em even better if they are funny, because I am more likely to remember them. Here are some of my favorites, sort of categorized. I will add to this from time to time.

MEN AND WOMEN

MONEY

POLITICS

EDUCATION, ART, AND SCIENCE

INTELLIGENCE
  • “Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.” — Ambrose Bierce
  • “The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” George Orwell
  • “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” — George Orwell
  • “It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.” –George Orwell
  • “We live in a culture in which intelligence is denied relevance altogether, in a search for radical innocence, or is defended as an instrument of authority and repression. In my view, the only intelligence worth defending is critical, dialectical, skeptical, desimplifying.” — Susan Sontag
  • “‘Tis good-will makes intelligence.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

SUCCESS

PEOPLE

CHARACTER

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