The Quotations Home Page The Other Pages | Quotations Home Page
Quotations #21:  Alpha by Topic
Quotation Categories | Search Suggestions
Back to the Topic Index


  1. We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  2. Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
      -- Denis Diderot

  3. Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
      -- Alexander Pope

  4. Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
      -- Joseph Addison

  5. The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
      -- Jean Rostand

  6. Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  7. A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
      -- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux


  8. You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
      -- Rabindranath Tagore

  9. Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.
      -- David Grayson

  10. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
      -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  11. Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
      -- Johann von Schiller

  12. Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
      -- Alfred North Whitehead


  13. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
      -- Washington Irving

  14. Friendship, of itself a holy tie,
  15. Is made more sacred by adversity.
      -- Charles Caleb Colton

  16. Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
      -- Charles Caleb Colton

  17. By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity--another man's I mean.
      -- Mark Twain

  18. The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
      -- Seneca

  19. No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
      -- Anonymous

  20. Adversity is the first path to truth.
      -- Lord Byron

  21. Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
      -- Victor Hugo

  22. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
      -- Francis Bacon

  23. Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
      -- William Hazlitt


  24. Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
      -- Stephen Butler Leacock

  25. The product that will not sell without advertising will not sell profitably with advertising.
      -- Albert Lasker

  26. The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.
      -- Derby Brown

  27. Advertising promotes that divine discontent which makes people strive to improve their economic status.
      -- Ralph S. Butler

  28. Advertising is the life of trade.
      -- Calvin Coolidge

  29. Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission.
      -- Fred Allen

  30. Advertising is the foot on the accelerator, the hand on the throttle, the spur on the flank that keeps our economy surging forward.
      -- Robert W. Sarnoff

  31. Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
      -- Stuart Chase

  32. Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
      -- Steuart H. Britt


  33. In those days he was wiser than he is now--he used frequently to take my advice.
      -- Winston Churchill

  34. Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
      -- Seneca

  35. Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
      -- Josh Billings

  36. Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  37. He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
      -- Francis Bacon

  38. He that won't be counselled can't be helped.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  39. Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
      -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  40. It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
      -- Aeschylus

  41. There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and a flatterer.
      -- Francis Bacon

  42. It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
      -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  43. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
      -- Proverb

  44. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
      -- Oscar Wilde

  45. Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
      -- Lord Chesterfield

  46. Advice: the smallest current coin.
      -- Ambrose Bierce

  47. We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
      -- William Rounseville Alger

  48. It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  49. No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
      -- Ben Jonson


  50. A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
      -- Logan P. Smith

  51. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
      -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

  52. Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
      -- Leigh Hunt

  53. I never met a man I didn't like.
      -- Will Rogers

  54. A woman's life is a history of the affections.
      -- Washington Irving

  55. The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
      -- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

  56. The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,--all duties even.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  57. Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
      -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  58. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  59. By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us. When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go.
      -- John Powell

  60. Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
      -- Felicia Hemans

  61. Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.
      -- John Tillotson

  62. To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  63. Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
      -- H. G. Wells

  64. As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
      -- Richard E. Burton

  65. I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
      -- Helen Keller

  66. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
      -- Henry Ward Beecher

  67. Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
      -- Christian Nestell Bovee


  68. Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
      -- Maurice Chevalier

  69. A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
      -- Jean Rostand

  70. Age ... is a matter of feeling, not of years.
      -- George William Curtis

  71. Age--that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
      -- Ambrose Bierce

  72. To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.
      -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  73. The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
      -- H. L. Mencken

  74. Only the young die good.
      -- Cynic's Calendar

  75. The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  76. At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  77. Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
      -- Tryon Edwards

  78. If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
      -- James A. Garfield

  79. As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
      -- François de la Rochefoucauld

  80. I refuse to admit I'm more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
      -- Lady Astor

  81. Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
      -- André Maurois

  82. It takes a long time to become young.
      -- Pablo Picasso

  83. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
      -- Thomas Paine


  84. Aggression which is flagitious when committed by one, is not sanctioned when committed by a host.
      -- Herbert Spencer

  85. It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
      -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  86. Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another ...
      -- Sigmund Freud

  87. The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
      -- Alfred Adler


  88. Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
      -- Robert Peel

  89. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.
      -- Frederick Douglass

  90. Agitation is that part of our intellectual life where vitality results; there ideas are born, breed and bring forth.
      -- George E. Woodberry


  91. There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not.
      -- Otto von Bismarck

  92. Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.
      -- Thomas Huxley

  93. I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
      -- Clarence Darrow

  94. Don't be an agnostic--be something.
      -- Robert Frost

  95. Agnosticism is the philosophical, ethical and religious dry-rot of the modern world.
      -- F. E. Abbot


  96. He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
      -- Samuel Butler

  97. We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  98. When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
      -- William Wrigley, Jr.

  99. The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
      -- Kin Hubbard

  100. You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue--agree with him.
      -- Ed Howe

  101. There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
      -- Michel de Montaigne

  102. I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
      -- Dudley Field Malone

  103. If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
      -- Johann Kaspar Lavater


The Other Pages  |  Quotations Home
©1994-2020 S.L. Spanoudis, All Rights Reserved Worldwide