Index to Gnomica 1-100 by Authors

INVENTORY:  Gnomica 1-100      BY DATE
6 5-Mar-12 M ACHEBE Chinua The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
16 15-Mar-12 H ADAMS Ansel A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
8 7-Mar-12 W ANGELOU Maya Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you … yet, someone survived … You can do anything you choose to do.
17 16-Mar-12 F ANONYMOUS When the door of happiness closes, another opens.  But often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one which has been …
73 21-Jul-12 S AOKI Devon Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion.
30 29-Mar-12 H ARTHUR Chester A. Madam, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damn business.
80 28-Jul-12 S ASIMOV Isaac I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, …
99 16-Aug-12 H BARLOW John Perry Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install you window blinds.
78 26-Jul-12 H BENNY Jack Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
44 13-Apr-12 F BERLIN Isaiah Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
36 5-Apr-12 H BIERCE Ambrose Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
86 3-Aug-12 F BIERCE Ambrose Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: [from academe] A modern school where football is taught.
33 2-Apr-12 M BORGES Jorge Luis To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
28 27-Mar-12 T BRANDEIS Louis D. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
9 8-Mar-12 H BRANDO Marlon I don’t mind that I’m fat. You still get the same money.
10 9-Mar-12 F BUDDHA Siddhartha Gautama Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;  you are the one who gets burned.
2 1-Mar-12 H BURKE Arleigh The major deterrent to war is in a man’s mind.
13 12-Mar-12 M CAMUS Albert But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
46 15-Apr-12 U CAPOTE Truman Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
72 20-Jul-12 F CHIEF Joseph I will fight no more forever.
12 11-Mar-12 U CHOUDHURY Bikram Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch again.
64 20-Jun-12 W CHURCHILL Sir Winston From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
51 21-Apr-12 S CONRAD Joseph All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
27 26-Mar-12 M DARROW Clarence When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president;  I’m beginning to believe it.
84 1-Aug-12 W DAWKINS Richard The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
40 9-Apr-12 M DEAN James Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
85 2-Aug-12 H DENG Xiaoping It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.
87 4-Aug-12 S EASTWOOD Clint My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’  Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.
47 16-Apr-12 M EINSTEIN Albert No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;  a single experiment can prove me wrong.
71 19-Jul-12 H ELIOT Charles William Books are the quietest and most constant of friends …
48 17-Apr-12 T FORSTER E M Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
65 21-Jun-12 H FREUD Anna If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.
63 19-Jun-12 T GANDHI Mohandas (Mahatma) You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean;  if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
97 14-Aug-12 T GIBRAN Khalil If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours.  If they don’t, they never were.
22 21-Mar-12 W GOETHE Johann Wolfgang von Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tätige Unwissenheit.    (There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.)
79 27-Jul-12 F GRANT Cary My formula for living is quite simple …
93 10-Aug-12 F GUDERIAN Heinz There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.
21 20-Mar-12 T HAMMARÉN Carl  Det räcker inte med att ha erfarenheter – man måste komma ihåg dem också.  (It’s not enough to have experiences – you have to remember them too.)
67 15-Jul-12 U HARDING Florence Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency. What are you going to do with it?
69 17-Jul-12 T HARVEY Paul If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’, what is the opposite of ‘progress’?
81 29-Jul-12 U HAVEL Václav The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life but that it bothers him less and less.
54 27-Apr-12 F HAWTHORNE Nathaniel Easy reading is damn hard writing.
76 24-Jul-12 T HOOVER Herbert Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.
23 22-Mar-12 H HORACE post equitem sedet atra Cura – (behind the horseman sits black anxiety)
61 17-Jun-12 U JUNG Carl Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
5 4-Mar-12 U KAFKA Franz God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
77 25-Jul-12 W KING Stephen I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
62 18-Jun-12 M KISSINGER Henry There cannot be a crisis next week.  My schedule is already full.
32 31-Mar-12 S LEARNED HAND Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
55 29-Apr-12 U LOMBARDI Vince Winners never quit and quitters never win.
90 7-Aug-12 T MAIMONIDES Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
43 12-Apr-12 H MANDELA Nelson If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
25 24-Mar-12 S MAO Tse-tung ? 殺 鷄 嚇 猴  (shā jī xià hóu) –  Kill the chicken, scare the monkey.
31 30-Mar-12 F MENCKEN H. L. Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
18 17-Mar-12 S MONLUC Adrien de Chat échaudé craint l’eau froide. (A scalded cat is afraid of cold water.)
82 30-Jul-12 M MOTHER Teresa If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
20 19-Mar-12 M NERUDA Pablo Es tan corto el amor y es tan largo el olvido.  (Love is so brief, and forgetting it takes so long.)
95 12-Aug-12 U NIN Anaïs We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
94 11-Aug-12 S O’CONNOR Sandra Day I need to retire from retirement.
49 18-Apr-12 W PARKER Dorothy If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it too.
89 6-Aug-12 M PASTERNAK Boris As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
7 6-Mar-12 T PICASSO Pablo Action is the foundational key to all success.
96 13-Aug-12 M PLATH Sylvia I talk to God but the sky is empty.
19 18-Mar-12 U POPULAR expression (Norway) Sånn er det bare.  (“That’s just the way it is.”)
58 8-May-12 T Proverb She is rich who owes nothing.
34 3-Apr-12 T PROVERB Chinese If you want happiness …
29 28-Mar-12 W PROVERB Persian (?) I was sad and angry, for I had no socks and shoes.  Then I met a man who had no feet.
11 10-Mar-12 S PROVERB Portuguese An old man in love is like a flower in winter.
50 19-Apr-12 H PROVERB Swedish Borta bra men hemma bäst.
35 4-Apr-12 W QUAYLE Dan I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.
56 1-May-12 T QUILLEN Robert If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.  The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
1 29-Feb-12 W RAND Ayn Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
37 6-Apr-12 F REAGAN Ronald The best minds are not in government.  If any were, business would steal them away.
70 18-Jul-12 W ROBINSON Jackie This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done.
53 25-Apr-12 W SAHL Mort A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.
66 14-Jul-12 S SARTRE  Jean-Paul Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
57 3-Apr-12 H SAYING Chinese 天 高 皇帝 遠   Heaven is high and the emperor is far away.
38 7-Apr-12 S SEUSS Dr. Today you are You, that is truer than true. …
39 8-Apr-12 U SHAKESPEARE William As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
24 23-Mar-12 F SOPHOCLES πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀν- | θρώπου δεινότερον πέλει·   (Many are the marvels and nothing | exists more marvelous than man.)
26 25-Mar-12 U STALLONE Sylvester I’m not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer …
14 13-Mar-12 T STEIN Gertrude There ain’t no answer.  There ain’t gonna be any answer.  There never has been an answer.  That’s the answer.
59 22-May-12 T SUN Tzu   孫 子 知 己 知 彼  百 戰 百 勝   If you know yourself and your enemy, in a hundred battles you’ll have a hundred victories.
60 10-Jun-12 U TACITUS Argentum et aurum propitiine an irati di negaverint dubito.   “I’m not sure if the gods have denied to them the use of gold and silver … “
74 22-Jul-12 U THATCHER Margaret Socialist governements … always run out of other peope’s money ….
91 8-Aug-12 W TRUMP Donald Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
88 5-Aug-12 U TUCHMAN Barbara Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
83 31-Jul-12 T TWAIN Mark In the first place, God made idiots.  That was for practice.  Then he made school boards.
45 14-Apr-12 S USTINOV Peter If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue.
52 21-Apr-12 S VIDAL Gore Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
15 14-Mar-12 W von NEUMANN John There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
92 9-Aug-12 H WEST Mae You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
41 10-Apr-12 T WHARTON Edith If we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
4 3-Mar-12 S WHITMAN Walt I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
3 2-Mar-12 F WILDE Oscar Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
68 16-Jul-12 M WILDE Oscar Be yourself;  everybody else is already taken.
98 15-Aug-12 W WILMOT John Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.
42 11-Apr-12 W WILSON Edward O. True character arises from a deeper well than religion.
75 23-Jul-12 M WONDER Stevie Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
100 17-Aug-12 F YADAV Shivpal Singh If you work hard, and put your heart and soul into it, then you are allowed to steal some.
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