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

When spiders unite they can tie down a lion.

Ethiopian Proverb

A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live.


I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.

John Fowles, The Magus

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.


Never knock on Death's door ring the bell and run away Death really hates that

Matt Frewer

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.

William Shakespeare »

The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another's existence.

Sue Atchley Ebaugh »

What then have I done What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.

Vicomte de Valmont »