1. 10

    The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.

    42
  2. 9

    Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

    46
  3. 8

    Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.

    49
  4. 7

    Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

    51
  5. 6

    Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

    52
  6. 5

    People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.

    54
  7. 4

    The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

    58
  8. 3

    Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud.

    60
  9. 2

    Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.

    85
  10. 1

    Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

    100
  11. Last Update: 13 April 2021

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