Quotes by Philo Vance

The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.

Philo Vance

Other Great Authors

I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.

Claude T. Bissell

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Hay

New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.

Robert E. Kahn

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller, My Religion, 1927

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.


If you have much, give of your wealth if you have little, give of your heart.

Arabic Proverb »

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson »

They say, best men are moulded out of faults, And, for the most, become much more the better For being a little bad.

William Shakespeare »