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I) Sources & Topics with most visits

Most popular sources Most popular topics
α/αTopichits
1  Cunning 213
2  Life 201
3  Optimism 176
4  Meaning of Life 172
5  God 165
6  Death 165
7  Human Being 160
8  Suicide 159
9  Religion 158
10  Mankind 157
11  Fear 154
12  Ignorance 153
13  Ability 150
14  Value 150
15  Identity 150
16  Anxiety 148
17  Ego 147
18  Confidence 146
19  Beliefs 146
20  Attitude 145
21  Character 145
22  Afterlife 145
23  Resilience 144
24  Preferences 144
25  Metaphysics 143
26  Sin 143
27  Love 143
28  Future 142
29  Memory 142
30  Past 142
31  Ineffectiveness 141
32  Hatred 141
33  Excellence 140
34  Laughter 140
35  Honesty 140
36  Virtue 139
37  Humility 138
38  Self-reliance 138
39  Name 137
40  Responsibility 137
α/αSourceshits
1  Shakespeare 199
2  Napoleon 184
3  Jean-Paul Sartre 165
4  G. Bernard Shaw 160
5  Epicurus 158
6  Oscar Wilde 152
7  Nietzsche 147
8  Ghandi 145
9  Blaise Pascal 144
10  Aristotle 143
11  Lenin 142
12  Homer 141
13  Einstein 139
14  Benjamin Franklin 138
15  John Kennedy 137
16  Julius Caesar 136
17  Lao-Tzu 134
18  William Blake 127
19  Otto von Bismarck 123
20  Socrates 119
21  Wolfgang Goethe 118
22  Plato 113
23  Abraham Lincoln 113
24  Karl Marx 108
25  von Blücher 102
26  Eugene Ionesco 96
27  Kavafy 95
28  Stanislaw Lec 90
29  Cicero 88
30  Lyndon Johnson 81
31  Chinese proverbs 78
32  Harry Truman 78
33  George Carlin 78
34  Voltaire 77
35  T. S. Eliot 76
36  Timothy Leary 76
37  Mark Twain 76
38  Disraeli 76
39  Eisenhower 76
40  Churchill 75

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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 67
   Italians 69
   Familiarity 69
   Smoking 70
   Profit 70
   Cats 71
   House 71
   Property 72
   Computers 72
   British 72
   Usefulness 72
   Expertise 73
   Self-interest 74
   Void 74
   Masks 75
   Danger 75
   Creativity 76
   Babble 76
   Reputation 76
   Birds 76
   Relativity 76
   First phrases 76
   Business 76
   Events 76
   Teamwork 76
   Germans 76
   Order 76
   Bureaucracy 76
   Gifts 77
   Adultery 77
   Tiredness 77
   France 77
   Sleep 77
   Inaction 77
   Vulgarity 77
   Prostitution 77
   Risk 78
   Relationships 78
   Discovery 78
   Blame 78
   Limits 78
   Crowds 78
   The Rich 78
   Compassion 78
   Cars 78
   Career 79
   Compromise 79
   Debt 79
   Temptation 79
   Overcoming 79
 Sourceshits
   Sophia Loren 33
   Paul Theroux 33
   Ovid 36
   Wilhelm Reich 38
   De Gourmont 40
   Marcel Proust 41
   Walt Whitman 41
   Joseph Roux 41
   Ricky Gervais 41
   Spike Milligan 43
   Thomas Jefferson 44
   Theocritus 44
   Eucleid 45
   Luis XVI 45
   Sun Tzu 46
   Virgil 46
   Ayn Rand 46
   Cyril Connolly 46
   Susan Sontag 46
   Pliny the Elder 47
   Sylvia Plath 47
   Alan Greenspan 47
   Jean-Luc Godard 48
   Isaac Asimov 48
   Quintilianus 48
   Spinoza 48
   Thomas Aquinas 48
   Jacques Lacan 48
   Rodney Dangerfield 48
   Thoreau 49
   Frank Tyger 49
   Yogi Berra 49
   Antonio Porchia 49
   Lou Holtz 49
   Carl Sandburg 49
   Simonides of Ceos 49
   Bill Cosby 49
   Golda Meir 49
   Zig Ziglar 50
   Sam Goldwyn 50
   Helen Rowland 50
   Kurt Vonnegut 50
   Northcot Parkinson 50
   John Wooden 50
   Xaviera Hollander 50
   David Hume 50
   Chris. Hitchens 50
   Sigmund Freud 51
   Fyodor Dostoyevsky 51
   Alfred Capus 51







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