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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Life 88
2  Ignorance 78
3  Love 77
4  Identity 68
5  Past 68
6  Value 67
7  God 67
8  Anxiety 66
9  Mankind 65
10  Religion 64
11  Suicide 63
12  Confidence 63
13  Optimism 62
14  Character 62
15  Attitude 62
16  Sin 61
17  Death 61
18  Fear 60
19  Resilience 60
20  Meaning of Life 60
21  Gambling 60
22  Ineffectiveness 59
23  Human Being 58
24  Honesty 58
25  Health 58
26  Hurry 58
27  Weakness 58
28  Responsibility 57
29  Future 56
30  Nudity 56
31  Preferences 56
32  Courage 56
33  Night 56
34  Mediocrity 56
35  Self-reliance 56
36  Shame 56
37  Nature 55
38  Opinion 55
39  Humility 55
40  Ancestry 55
α/αSourceshits
1  Ghandi 71
2  Napoleon 66
3  Shakespeare 65
4  G. Bernard Shaw 62
5  Einstein 59
6  Epicurus 59
7  John Kennedy 58
8  Homer 56
9  Nietzsche 55
10  Aristotle 53
11  Julius Caesar 51
12  Lao-Tzu 51
13  Benjamin Franklin 50
14  Plato 49
15  Jean-Paul Sartre 49
16  Oscar Wilde 49
17  William Blake 48
18  Blaise Pascal 48
19  Socrates 47
20  Abraham Lincoln 45
21  Lenin 44
22  Wolfgang Goethe 43
23  Karl Marx 43
24  Kavafy 42
25  Otto von Bismarck 39
26  Oscar Levant 36
27  Timothy Leary 35
28  Steven Wright 35
29  Mignon McLaughlin 34
30  English proverbs 34
31  George Carlin 33
32  Mark Twain 32
33  Lyndon Johnson 32
34  French proverbs 32
35  Cicero 30
36  George Burns 30
37  René Descartes 30
38  Churchill 29
39  Clemenceau 29
40  De Gaulle 29

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II) Quotations with most votes

  
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
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

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
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
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
Oscar WildeMen always want to be a woman’s first love. What women like is to be a man’s last romance.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

3 likes
Ralph Waldo EmersonCan anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

3 likes
Eric HofferPeople who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

3 likes


IIΙ) Less Popular

non-popular topics non-popular sources
 Topichits
   Neighbors 24
   Smoking 24
   Inaction 24
   House 25
   Imitation 26
   Italians 26
   Results 26
   France 26
   Experience 27
   Germans 27
   Deception 27
   Void 27
   Doubt 27
   Masks 27
   Business 27
   British 28
   Familiarity 28
   Absurdity 28
   Inevitable 28
   Cats 28
   Compromise 28
   Parents 28
   Adultery 28
   Debt 28
   Usefulness 28
   Games & Play 28
   Encounters 29
   Hiding 29
   Rights 29
   Russia 29
   Children 29
   Traps 29
   Career 29
   Order 29
   Reputation 29
   Barbarism 29
   Protesting 29
   Envy 29
   Adversity 29
   Problems 29
   Ideology 29
   Events 29
   Expertise 29
   Computers 29
   Science 29
   Dance 29
   Doctors 29
   Bureaucracy 29
   Property 30
   Crowds 30
 Sourceshits
   Marcel Proust 11
   Paul Theroux 11
   Sophia Loren 12
   Margaret Thatcher 13
   Louis XIV 14
   Talleyrand 17
   Mae West 17
   Laurence J Peter 17
   Ovid 17
   Isaac Asimov 17
   Walt Disney 17
   Karl Jung 17
   Thomas Aquinas 17
   La Rochefoucauld 18
   Samuel Johnson 18
   David Lloyd George 18
   Rousseau 18
   William James 18
   Thucydides 18
   Ayn Rand 18
   Bob Dylan 18
   Wilhelm Reich 18
   Sigmund Freud 19
   Picasso 19
   Yogi Berra 19
   Jean-Luc Godard 19
   Walt Whitman 19
   Antonio Porchia 19
   Dave Barry 19
   Santayana 19
   Joseph Roux 19
   Spike Milligan 19
   Gioachino Rossini 19
   Eucleid 19
   Protagoras 19
   André Gide 20
   Hitler 20
   Fyodor Dostoyevsky 20
   Alfred Capus 20
   Sun Tzu 20
   Martin Luther King 20
   Jean Anouilh 20
   Pliny the Elder 20
   Groucho Marx 20
   Franklin Roosevelt 20
   Ferdinand Foch 20
   Cyril Connolly 20
   A.N. Whitehead 20
   Simonides of Ceos 20
   Colton 20







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