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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Life 196
2  Optimism 173
3  Meaning of Life 166
4  God 163
5  Death 159
6  Human Being 158
7  Religion 156
8  Suicide 154
9  Mankind 153
10  Ignorance 148
11  Fear 148
12  Ability 148
13  Identity 148
14  Anxiety 146
15  Value 146
16  Ego 145
17  Confidence 144
18  Character 143
19  Resilience 142
20  Beliefs 142
21  Attitude 140
22  Past 140
23  Sin 140
24  Love 140
25  Preferences 140
26  Metaphysics 139
27  Afterlife 139
28  Hatred 139
29  Excellence 138
30  Future 138
31  Ineffectiveness 138
32  Memory 137
33  Laughter 137
34  Self-reliance 136
35  Shame 135
36  Virtue 135
37  Honesty 135
38  Humility 135
39  Responsibility 135
40  Cunning 134
α/αSourceshits
1  Shakespeare 195
2  Napoleon 179
3  Jean-Paul Sartre 160
4  Epicurus 155
5  G. Bernard Shaw 153
6  Oscar Wilde 143
7  Nietzsche 141
8  Ghandi 141
9  Aristotle 140
10  Homer 139
11  Lenin 138
12  Blaise Pascal 137
13  Einstein 136
14  John Kennedy 134
15  Benjamin Franklin 133
16  Lao-Tzu 131
17  Julius Caesar 130
18  William Blake 125
19  Otto von Bismarck 118
20  Socrates 117
21  Wolfgang Goethe 113
22  Abraham Lincoln 111
23  Plato 108
24  Karl Marx 104
25  von Blücher 99
26  Eugene Ionesco 94
27  Kavafy 93
28  Stanislaw Lec 89
29  Cicero 86
30  Lyndon Johnson 77
31  George Carlin 76
32  Timothy Leary 75
33  Chinese proverbs 75
34  Churchill 74
35  T. S. Eliot 74
36  Harry Truman 74
37  Diogenes 74
38  Mark Twain 73
39  Disraeli 73
40  Clemenceau 73

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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
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
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


IIΙ) Less Popular

non-popular topics non-popular sources
 Topichits
   Neighbors 64
   Familiarity 67
   Italians 67
   Profit 67
   Smoking 68
   House 70
   Cats 70
   Property 70
   Usefulness 70
   British 71
   Computers 71
   Masks 71
   Self-interest 71
   Bureaucracy 72
   Expertise 72
   Business 72
   Babble 73
   Birds 73
   Void 73
   Teamwork 73
   Events 73
   Danger 73
   Germans 74
   Order 74
   Creativity 74
   Adultery 74
   Discovery 74
   Relativity 74
   Gifts 74
   First phrases 75
   France 75
   Risk 75
   Tiredness 75
   Reputation 75
   Debt 75
   Inaction 75
   Prostitution 75
   Vulgarity 75
   Work 76
   Colors 76
   The Rich 76
   Promises 76
   Limits 76
   Prison 76
   Sleep 76
   Cars 76
   Overcoming 76
   Mythology 76
   Relationships 76
   Temptation 76
 Sourceshits
   Sophia Loren 32
   Paul Theroux 32
   Ovid 33
   Wilhelm Reich 37
   Marcel Proust 39
   De Gourmont 39
   Walt Whitman 40
   Joseph Roux 40
   Ricky Gervais 40
   Thomas Jefferson 42
   Theocritus 42
   Spike Milligan 42
   Eucleid 43
   Luis XVI 43
   Sun Tzu 44
   Virgil 44
   Ayn Rand 44
   Cyril Connolly 44
   Susan Sontag 44
   Isaac Asimov 45
   Quintilianus 45
   Thomas Aquinas 45
   Jacques Lacan 45
   Alan Greenspan 45
   Yogi Berra 46
   Jean-Luc Godard 46
   Lou Holtz 46
   Jim Rohn 46
   Carl Sandburg 46
   Pliny the Elder 46
   Spinoza 46
   Sylvia Plath 46
   Golda Meir 46
   Rodney Dangerfield 46
   Thoreau 47
   Sam Goldwyn 47
   Helen Rowland 47
   Kurt Vonnegut 47
   Simonides of Ceos 47
   John Wooden 47
   George Washington 47
   Picasso 48
   Frank Tyger 48
   Mae West 48
   Zig Ziglar 48
   Antonio Porchia 48
   Dave Barry 48
   Bill Cosby 48
   Xaviera Hollander 48
   David Hume 48







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