Great Throughts Treasury

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Publius Syrus

In calamity any rumor is believed.

Calamity | Character | Rumor | Calamity |

Learned Hand, fully Billings Learned Hand

I had rather take my chance that some traitors will escape detection than spread abroad a spirit of general suspicion and distrust, which accepts rumor and gossip in place of undismayed and unintimidated inquiry.

Chance | Detection | Rumor | Spirit | Suspicion | Will | Gossip |

Russian Proverbs

The sat one doesn't understand the hungry one: for one the soup is too thin, for the other - the pearls are too small.

Rumor |

Theodor W. Adorno, born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Rumor |

William Cowper

O popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet seducing charms? The wisest and the best feel urgent need of all their caution in thy gentlest gales; but swell'd into a gust - who then, alas! with all his canvas set, and inexpert, and therefore heedless, can withstand thy power?

Oppression | Rumor |

William Cowper

Oh let me then at length be taught what I am still so slow to learn that god is love, and changes not, nor knows the shadow of a turn.

Oppression | Rumor |

Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

Every guy looks in his pocket and then votes.

Rumor |

Warren Buffett, fully Warren Edward Buffett, aka Oracle of Omaha

A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing.

Behavior | Good | Harm | Mind | Plenty | Rest | Rumor | Story | Thought | Truth | Waiting | Words | Old | Think | Thought |

Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro NULL

The spirit within nourishes, and mind instilled throughout the living parts activates the whole mass and mingles with the vast frame.

Rumor |

William Shakespeare

But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age. Much Ado About Nothing, Act ii, Scene 3

Rumor |

Drew Curtis

The main problem with Headline Contradicted by Actual Article is that most people don’t read articles, they read only headlines and move on. Judging from the click-out patterns on Fark, the average person on a given visit to Fark will click on maybe three links out of around two hundred. As for the rest of the links, they read the outrageous tagline, figure they know what the rest of the article says, and move on.

Challenge | Majority | News | Nothing | People | Rumor |

Erma Bombeck, fully Erma Louise Bombeck, born Erma Fiste

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. And how do you know laughter if there is no pain to compare it with?

Cause | Freedom | Hope | Rumor | Story |