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"The only right way of telling a story is to begin at the beginning--at the beginning of the world. Therefore all books have to be begun in the wrong way for the sake of brevity." Writing 3.3 avg (3 votes)
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." Poetry 4.7 avg (26 votes)
"The real argument against aristocracy is that it always means the rule of the ignorant. For the most dangerous of all forms of ignorance is ignorance of work." Work 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right." Politics 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man." God 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"The simplification of anything is always sensational." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." War & Peace 5.0 avg (43 votes)
"The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden." Christianity 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Theology is only thought applied to religion." Theology 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions." Christianity 4.2 avg (13 votes)
"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." Reading 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong." America 3.2 avg (5 votes)
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." Christianity 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." Freedom, Morality 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists." Economics 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around." Experience 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it." Politics 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing -- they believe in anything." God 4.7 avg (72 votes)
"When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws." Laws 4.7 avg (3 votes)

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