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The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does
not approach what your best friends say behind your back.
-- Alfred De Musset
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
-- Isaac Asimov
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The most exquisite peak in culinary art is conquered when you do right by a
ham, for a ham, in the very nature of the process it has undergone since last
it walked on its own feet, combines in its flavor the tang of smoky autumnal
woods, the maternal softness of earthy fields delivered of their crop children,
the wineyness of a late sun, the intimate kiss of fertilizing rain, and the
bite of fire. You must slice it thin, almost as thin as this page you hold
in your hands. The making of a ham dinner, like the making of a gentleman,
starts a long, long time before the event.
-- W.B. Courtney, "Reflections of Maryland Country Ham",
from "Congress Eate It Up"
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...the most exquisitely squalid hells known to middle-class man:
freshman English at a Midwestern university.
-- Tom Wolfe
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The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union
of a deaf man to a blind woman.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.
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The most important early product on the way
to developing a good product is an imperfect version.
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The most important service rendered by the press is that of educating
people to approach printed matter with distrust.
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The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman
is that one of them be good at taking orders.
-- Linda Festa
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The most important things, each person must do for himself.