The more a man cultivates the arts, the less randy he becomes.
The more a man dreams, the less he believes.
The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities
of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the
destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and
they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.
The more complex the world situation becomes, the more scientific and
rational analysis you have to have, the less you can do with simple good
will and sentiment.
The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the
preparation for it.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
The more control, the more that requires control. This is the road to
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
The more data banks record about us, the less we exist.
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are
aware of your freedom to choose.
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the
more resounding his success.
Marquis de Sade
The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
The more enormous our wealth, the more extensive our fears, all our
possessions are paled up with new edicts every day, and hung round with
gibbets to scare every invader.
The more exquisite any good is, of which a small specimen is afforded
us, the sharper is the evil, allied to it; and few exceptions are found
to this uniform law of nature.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater
will be his power of knowing what to do.
The more gold a man wears around his neck, the more worthless he thinks
himself to be.
The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the
more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that
there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.
The more I practice the luckier I get.
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.
The more I see of the monied classes, the more I understand the
George Bernard Shaw
The more I think about it, the more I agree with the bees: worship the
Queen and kill the unemployed.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
The more lies are told, the more important it becomes for the liars to
justify themselves by deep moral commitments to high-sounding objectives
that mask the pursuit of money and power.
The more men have to lose, the less willing are they to venture.
The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.
The more necessary a thing is for living beings, the more easily it is
found and the cheaper it is; the less necessary it is, the rarer and
dearer it is.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and
the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like
home, and love, and understanding companionship.
The more one forgets himself- by giving himself to a cause to serve or
another person to love- the more human he is and the more he actualizes
The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to
place the good in question.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honoré de Balzac
The more one learns, the more he understands his ignorance.
The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it
becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in
the direction of the vocal organs.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The more one produces, the less one gets.
The more one suffers, the more, I believe, one has a sense of the comic.
It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires the authority in
the art of the comic.
The more one talks, the less the words mean.
The more opinions you have, the less you see.
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards
the religion of solitude.
The more precise the measurement of position, the more imprecise the
measurement of momentum, and vice versa. ('The Uncertainty Principle' of
The more reason we have to pay attention to life, the less we have to
pay attention to death.
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the
clearer we should see through it.
The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and
vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are.
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's
one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The
more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
The more that people understand about the secret machinery of the
universe, the less likely it is that they will be duped and victimized
by television and politicians.
The more they know, the more they'll understand. The more they
understand, the more they'll care. Once they care, there's no stopping
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The more useless the application, the better the graphics.
The more virtuous a man is himself, the less does he suspect baseness in
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The more wants a man has, the less freedom.
The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries
William Arthur Ward
The more we desire for that which is superfluous, the more we meet with
difficulties; our strength and possessions are spent in unnecessary
things, and are wanting when required for that which is necessary.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more
leisure we have.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we
The more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts.
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
It is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics- and our external ones
too- the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to
feel comfortable with who we are- as women and as mothers.
The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry,
or depressing its contents seemed to be.
Arthur C. Clarke
The more you approach infinity, the deeper you penetrate terror.
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers,
immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you
become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You
realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears.
Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.
The more you know, the sadder you get.
The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want
to avoid people.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more
energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The more you make people alike, the more competition you have.
Competition is based on the principle of conformity.
The more you put in your brain, the more it will hold- if you have one.
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to
admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always
looks the best.
The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the
greater the profit.
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
George S. Patton
The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has
its own cape, sword and little hat.
Roy Blount, Jr.