I read in self-defense.
- Woody Allen


No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
- Immanuel Kant


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein


On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss.
- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Isaac took a lamp from the floor and raised it to my face.
"You don't look well", he pronounced.
"Indigestion", I replied.
"From what?"
"Reality."
"Join the queue."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafˇn


The sea is an idiom I cannot decipher.
- Jorge Luis Borges


Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
- Rosa Luxemburg


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust


Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night."
- Rabindranath Tagore


There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
- Winston Churchill


Molon Labe
- Leonidas


We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
- Benjamin Franklin


Killing a man to defend an idea is not defending an idea, it's killing a man.
- Jean-Luc Godard


There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot,
but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso


A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide.
- Charles Baudelaire


Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like
expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
- Dennis Wholey


There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen


Find first peace within yourself. Don't eat too much. Keep your brain active. Love.
- Rita Levi Montalcini


And then comes Oscar Wilde....

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. -
A poet can survive everything but a misprint. -
A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. -
Ah! That must be Aunt Augusta. Only relatives, or creditors, ever ring in that Wagnerian manner. -

there are way too many! better go directly toOscar Wilde - WikiQuotes, or, better, to his books.

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Forse la giovinezza Ŕ solo questo perenne amare i sensi e non pentirsi.
- Sandro Penna


Uscire dai problemi da soli Ŕ egoismo, uscirne insieme Ŕ Politica.
- Don Milani


Il crimine una volta scoperto non ha altro rifugio che nella sfrontatezza.
- Tacito


Proviamo ad essere di mente aperta, ma non tanto da far cadere il cervello a terra.
- Piero Angela


La vera felicitÓ Ŕ la pace con se stessi. E per averla, non bisogna tradire la propria natura.
- Mario Monicelli

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Last update: January, 2012