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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Cunning 931
2  Life 238
3  Death 217
4  Optimism 217
5  Human Being 215
6  God 212
7  Meaning of Life 210
8  Religion 207
9  Afterlife 196
10  Ignorance 195
11  Incompetence 194
12  Ability 192
13  Anxiety 192
14  Resilience 191
15  Memory 191
16  Mankind 191
17  Ego 190
18  Suicide 190
19  Beliefs 188
20  Nudity 186
21  Laughter 186
22  Preferences 185
23  Humility 184
24  Fear 184
25  Love 183
26  Sin 183
27  Confidence 182
28  Self-reliance 181
29  World 180
30  Value 180
31  Character 178
32  Attitude 178
33  Vanity 177
34  Ineffectiveness 177
35  Genius 176
36  Time 176
37  Identity 176
38  Mediocrity 175
39  Name 174
40  Future 173
α/αSourceshits
1  Shakespeare 256
2  Jean-Paul Sartre 235
3  Napoleon 230
4  Epicurus 225
5  Blaise Pascal 203
6  G. Bernard Shaw 202
7  Nietzsche 198
8  Lenin 198
9  Oscar Wilde 190
10  Einstein 190
11  Otto von Bismarck 189
12  von Blücher 182
13  Homer 182
14  Ghandi 178
15  Benjamin Franklin 176
16  Aristotle 172
17  Julius Caesar 169
18  John Kennedy 169
19  Lao-Tzu 168
20  William Blake 161
21  Socrates 159
22  Wolfgang Goethe 158
23  Plato 151
24  Abraham Lincoln 145
25  Stanislaw Lec 130
26  Karl Marx 129
27  Eugene Ionesco 123
28  Kavafy 123
29  Disraeli 112
30  Cicero 112
31  Rousseau 108
32  George Carlin 108
33  Voltaire 106
34  Clemenceau 106
35  Solon 105
36  Andy Warhol 102
37  Churchill 101
38  Cleobulus 101
39  Harry Truman 100
40  Archimedes 99

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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 85
   Profit 87
   Familiarity 89
   Cats 90
   Property 91
   British 91
   Computers 91
   Smoking 91
   Void 92
   Neighbors 92
   House 92
   Risk 92
   Usefulness 92
   Masks 93
   The Rich 94
   Colors 96
   Babble 96
   Sleep 96
   Mythology 96
   Tiredness 96
   Refusal 96
   Protection 96
   Overcoming 96
   Limits 96
   First phrases 97
   Adultery 97
   Cars 97
   Russia 98
   Searching 98
   Bureaucracy 98
   Compassion 98
   France 98
   Discovery 98
   Creativity 98
   Birds 99
   Ideology 99
   Crowds 99
   Debt 99
   Doctors 99
   Germans 99
   Reward 99
   Work 99
   Opportunity 100
   Pigs 100
   Television 100
   Dance 100
   Prison 100
   Relativity 100
   Expertise 100
   Order 101
 Sourceshits
   Paul Theroux 39
   Ovid 44
   Sophia Loren 44
   De Gourmont 46
   Wilhelm Reich 46
   Ricky Gervais 50
   Walt Whitman 54
   Susan Sontag 54
   Luis XVI 55
   Spike Milligan 56
   Thomas Jefferson 57
   Virgil 57
   Spinoza 57
   Jean-Luc Godard 58
   Pliny the Elder 58
   Rodney Dangerfield 58
   Cyril Connolly 59
   Thomas Aquinas 59
   Eucleid 59
   Jim Rohn 60
   Carl Sandburg 60
   Kurt Vonnegut 60
   Simonides of Ceos 60
   Bill Cosby 60
   Alan Greenspan 60
   Sun Tzu 61
   Ayn Rand 61
   Northcot Parkinson 61
   Theocritus 61
   David Hume 61
   Golda Meir 61
   Zig Ziglar 62
   Lou Holtz 62
   Dave Barry 62
   Karl Jung 62
   A.N. Whitehead 62
   Sylvia Plath 62
   Dave Letterman 62
   Marcel Proust 63
   Helen Rowland 63
   Isaac Asimov 63
   Julia Child 63
   Gioachino Rossini 63
   Chris. Hitchens 63
   Joseph Roux 64
   Jean Baudrillard 64
   Phyllis Diller 64
   Jacques Lacan 64
   Peter Drucker 65
   Thomas Edison 65







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