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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Life 143
2  Optimism 127
3  God 118
4  Ignorance 114
5  Death 112
6  Meaning of Life 111
7  Mankind 109
8  Religion 108
9  Anxiety 107
10  Value 107
11  Identity 106
12  Past 105
13  Love 105
14  Confidence 103
15  Suicide 103
16  Human Being 103
17  Character 102
18  Sin 101
19  Attitude 101
20  Honesty 100
21  Ability 99
22  Fear 99
23  Ineffectiveness 98
24  Hatred 96
25  Future 95
26  Preferences 95
27  Perspective 94
28  Greatness 94
29  Genius 93
30  Health 93
31  Opinion 93
32  Name 93
33  Soul 93
34  World 93
35  Hurry 93
36  Resilience 92
37  Shame 92
38  Faith 92
39  Humility 92
40  Excellence 92
α/αSourceshits
1  Napoleon 129
2  Shakespeare 112
3  G. Bernard Shaw 108
4  Ghandi 104
5  Aristotle 95
6  Nietzsche 94
7  Epicurus 92
8  John Kennedy 91
9  Homer 90
10  Oscar Wilde 88
11  Einstein 88
12  Jean-Paul Sartre 86
13  Benjamin Franklin 85
14  Julius Caesar 84
15  Lao-Tzu 84
16  Blaise Pascal 83
17  Lenin 83
18  Socrates 81
19  Abraham Lincoln 78
20  Plato 75
21  William Blake 75
22  Wolfgang Goethe 71
23  Karl Marx 66
24  Otto von Bismarck 65
25  Kavafy 64
26  Cicero 57
27  Lyndon Johnson 55
28  Eugene Ionesco 54
29  Oscar Levant 53
30  Timothy Leary 52
31  English proverbs 52
32  Churchill 49
33  Mignon McLaughlin 49
34  George Carlin 49
35  Jean Cocteau 48
36  Mark Twain 48
37  Stanislaw Lec 48
38  George Burns 47
39  Khalil Gibran 47
40  Henry Youngman 47

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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
   Smoking 42
   Neighbors 43
   House 43
   British 43
   Italians 44
   Cats 45
   Usefulness 46
   Familiarity 46
   Germans 48
   Bureaucracy 48
   Reputation 48
   Void 48
   Inaction 48
   Rights 49
   Parents 49
   Results 49
   Events 49
   Danger 49
   France 49
   Business 49
   Masks 49
   Barbarism 50
   Russia 50
   Multitasking 50
   Expertise 50
   Profit 50
   Order 50
   Self-interest 50
   Property 51
   Pigs 51
   Poetry 51
   Vulgarity 51
   Tiredness 51
   Imitation 51
   Deception 51
   Envy 51
   Gifts 51
   Work 51
   Compassion 51
   Kings 52
   Dance 52
   Adultery 52
   Traps 52
   Brevity 52
   Self-destruction 52
   Gullibility 52
   Compromise 52
   Computers 52
   Temptation 52
   Debt 52
 Sourceshits
   Paul Theroux 19
   Marcel Proust 21
   Sophia Loren 22
   Ovid 24
   Wilhelm Reich 25
   Thomas Aquinas 26
   Talleyrand 27
   Pliny the Elder 27
   Louis XIV 28
   Alfred Capus 29
   Karl Jung 29
   Spike Milligan 29
   De Gourmont 29
   La Rochefoucauld 30
   David Lloyd George 30
   Thomas Jefferson 30
   Walt Whitman 30
   Isaac Asimov 30
   Santayana 30
   Sylvia Plath 30
   Ricky Gervais 30
   Protagoras 30
   Picasso 31
   William James 31
   Yogi Berra 31
   Simonides of Ceos 31
   Theocritus 31
   Gioachino Rossini 31
   Luis XVI 31
   Alan Greenspan 31
   Sigmund Freud 32
   Machiavelli 32
   Mae West 32
   Arthur Clarke 32
   Jean-Luc Godard 32
   Ayn Rand 32
   Dave Barry 32
   Margaret Thatcher 32
   Northcot Parkinson 32
   Cyril Connolly 32
   Joseph Roux 32
   Bob Dylan 32
   Eugene O'Neill 32
   George Washington 32
   Jacques Lacan 32
   David Hume 32
   Samuel Johnson 33
   Menander 33
   Thoreau 33
   Thomas Edison 33







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