“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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 A proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many. 
 All true wisdom is found on T-shirts. 
 Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. 
 Be the first to say what is self-evident and you are immortal. 
Sag etwas, das sich von selbst versteht, zum ersten Mal und du bist unsterblich.
 Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. 
 Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment. 
Tout le monde se plaint de sa mémoire, et personne ne se plaint de son jugement.
 Everything in moderation, including moderation. 
 For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth; Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use. 
 For when the wine is in, the wit is out. 
 Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. 
 I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. 
 It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. 
 It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. 
Κέρδιστον εὖ φρονοῦντα μὴ φρονεῖν δοκεῖν.
 It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. 
 Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. 
 Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. 
 No wise man ever wished to be younger. 
 Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. 
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.
 Silence is the wit of fools, and one of the virtues of the wise. 
Le silence est l'esprit des sots
Et l'une des vertus du sage.

 Some folk are wise; and some are otherwise. 
 Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. 
 Someone who thinks of himself as a wit is usually half right. 
 The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. 
 The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. 
 The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. 
 The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. 
 The morning is wiser than the evening. 
 The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. 
 The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom. 
 The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. 
 The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. 
 The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. 
 To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. 
 Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. 
 When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. 
 Where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise. 
 Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. 
 Wit is educated insolence. 
 Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.