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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Cunning 933
2  Life 240
3  Optimism 219
4  Death 219
5  Human Being 217
6  God 216
7  Meaning of Life 211
8  Religion 207
9  Incompetence 198
10  Afterlife 197
11  Ignorance 197
12  Memory 196
13  Ability 193
14  Resilience 193
15  Mankind 192
16  Anxiety 192
17  Suicide 192
18  Ego 191
19  Beliefs 189
20  Nudity 187
21  Laughter 186
22  Preferences 186
23  Humility 184
24  Sin 184
25  Confidence 184
26  Love 184
27  Fear 184
28  Value 181
29  Vanity 181
30  Self-reliance 181
31  World 180
32  Mediocrity 179
33  Character 178
34  Attitude 178
35  Genius 177
36  Identity 177
37  Time 177
38  Ineffectiveness 177
39  Simplicity 176
40  Name 175
α/αSourceshits
1  Shakespeare 259
2  Jean-Paul Sartre 244
3  Napoleon 231
4  Epicurus 227
5  G. Bernard Shaw 207
6  Blaise Pascal 206
7  Lenin 206
8  Nietzsche 200
9  Otto von Bismarck 194
10  Einstein 193
11  Oscar Wilde 191
12  von Blücher 187
13  Homer 185
14  Ghandi 179
15  Benjamin Franklin 177
16  Aristotle 176
17  Julius Caesar 171
18  John Kennedy 170
19  Lao-Tzu 170
20  Socrates 162
21  Wolfgang Goethe 162
22  William Blake 162
23  Plato 154
24  Fernando Pessoa 149
25  Abraham Lincoln 146
26  Karl Marx 132
27  Stanislaw Lec 132
28  Eugene Ionesco 125
29  Kavafy 125
30  Disraeli 115
31  Cicero 113
32  Voltaire 110
33  Rousseau 109
34  George Carlin 108
35  Clemenceau 106
36  Solon 105
37  Andy Warhol 103
38  Cleobulus 102
39  Archimedes 102
40  Churchill 101

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II) Quotations with most votes

  
Abraham LincolnYou can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

7 likes
Jean-Paul SartreThere are no innocent victims.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

7 likes
Benjamin DisraeliThere are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

6 likes
Samuel BeckettIn the afterlife, we’ll sit around talking about the good old days, when we wished that we were dead.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

6 likes
William BlakeTyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

5 likes
Samuel JohnsonThe true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

5 likes
Lord ChesterfieldMarriage is the cure of love, and friendship the cure of marriage.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

5 likes
George Bernard ShawAll great truths begin as blasphemies.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

5 likes
Ambrose BierceEgotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

5 likes
Oscar WildeExperience is merely the name men give to their mistakes.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

5 likes
Yogi BerraAlways go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

—  Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American baseball player & humorist

5 likes
Charles Caleb ColtonMoney is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

4 likes
Ambrose BierceDemocracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

4 likes
Oscar WildeAlways forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

4 likes
Ralph Waldo EmersonThe world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

4 likes
Somerset MaughamMoney is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

4 likes
SenecaReligion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

4 likes
Galeazzo CianoVictory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

—  Galeazzo Ciano, 1903-1944, Italian politician

4 likes
Thomas EdisonGenius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

4 likes
Marquis de SadeSexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.

—  Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, French writer

4 likes
Ernest HemingwaySometimes following your heart means losing your mind.

—  Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, American writer, Nobel 1954

4 likes
Khalil GibranIf you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

4 likes
Jean CocteauLife is a horizontal fall.

—  Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, French artist

4 likes
VoltairePolitics is the first of the arts and the last of the trades.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

4 likes
William JamesAction may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

4 likes
Bob DylanI'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

4 likes
Bob DylanIf you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

4 likes
Bob MarleySome people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

4 likes
Henry FordWhether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

4 likes
John WoodenNever make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

4 likes
Samuel JohnsonSelf-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

3 likes
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeAdvice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English poet & philosopher

3 likes
HippocratesArt is long, life is short.

Ars longa, vita brevis.

—  Hippocrates, 460-377 BC, Ancient Greek physician, the 'Father of Medicine'

3 likes
Latin proverbDeath has the last word.

Mors ultima ratio.

—  Latin proverb

3 likes
Samuel JohnsonLove is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

3 likes
Benjamin DisraeliI have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

3 likes
Antonio PorchiaI will help you to approach if you approach, and to keep away if you keep away.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

3 likes
Ambrose BierceFuture, n.That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

3 likes
Abraham LincolnNearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

3 likes
William ShakespeareThere are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in our philosophy.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright

3 likes


IIΙ) Less Popular

non-popular topics non-popular sources
 Topichits
   Italians 86
   Profit 87
   Familiarity 89
   Smoking 91
   Property 91
   British 91
   Cats 91
   Computers 91
   Neighbors 92
   House 92
   Risk 92
   Usefulness 92
   Void 93
   Masks 93
   The Rich 94
   Protection 96
   Tiredness 96
   Colors 96
   Overcoming 96
   Mythology 96
   Refusal 97
   Babble 97
   First phrases 97
   Limits 97
   Cars 98
   France 98
   Searching 98
   Discovery 98
   Sleep 98
   Bureaucracy 98
   Compassion 98
   Creativity 99
   Germans 99
   Russia 99
   Work 99
   Debt 99
   Adultery 99
   Ideology 100
   Dance 100
   Birds 100
   Opportunity 100
   Crowds 100
   Doctors 100
   Relativity 100
   Reward 101
   Pigs 101
   Opposites 101
   Travel 101
   Violence 101
   Teamwork 101
 Sourceshits
   Paul Theroux 39
   Ovid 44
   Sophia Loren 46
   De Gourmont 46
   Wilhelm Reich 47
   Ricky Gervais 50
   Walt Whitman 54
   Susan Sontag 54
   Luis XVI 55
   Thomas Jefferson 57
   Virgil 57
   Spinoza 57
   Jean-Luc Godard 58
   Cyril Connolly 59
   Spike Milligan 59
   Rodney Dangerfield 59
   Carl Sandburg 60
   Kurt Vonnegut 60
   Pliny the Elder 60
   Simonides of Ceos 60
   Bill Cosby 60
   Ayn Rand 61
   Jim Rohn 61
   Northcot Parkinson 61
   Thomas Aquinas 61
   Eucleid 61
   Alan Greenspan 61
   Golda Meir 61
   Zig Ziglar 62
   Sun Tzu 62
   Lou Holtz 62
   Dave Barry 62
   David Hume 62
   Helen Rowland 63
   Isaac Asimov 63
   A.N. Whitehead 63
   Sylvia Plath 63
   Chris. Hitchens 63
   Karl Jung 64
   Jean Baudrillard 64
   Julia Child 64
   Phyllis Diller 64
   Dave Letterman 64
   Thomas Edison 65
   Fyodor Dostoyevsky 65
   Theocritus 65
   Bob Dylan 65
   Umberto Eco 65
   Jacques Lacan 65
   Gioachino Rossini 65







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