1. 10

    Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.

    77
  2. 9

    The Holocaust is a great warning to us all. We shall never forget our sisters and brothers. We have to ensure it is not repeated and to ensure we never go back to the days when humans behaved as beasts. Forgetfulness is a menace, we must remember.

    119
  3. 8

    If you eat three times a day, you become fat. If you read three times a day, you become wise. It's better to be wise than fat.

    135
  4. 7

    From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one's journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination.

    144
  5. 6

    You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.

    195
  6. 5

    I read when I get up in the morning, when I can during the day and every single evening. Most of my weekends are spent reading great books. Books are my constant companions. If you eat three times a day you'll be fed. But if you read three times a day you'll be wise.

    218
  7. 4

    It's better to be controversial for the right reasons, than to be popular for the wrong reasons.

    247
  8. 3

    When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn't think about, that doesn't exist.

    252
  9. 2

    Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives!

    407
  10. 1

    The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.

    422
  11. Last Update: 18 June 2021

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