All aphorisms

As soon as a woman becomes ours, we are no longer theirs.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn`t do.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Words are the small change of thought.

Jules Renard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: State

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

Money and time are the heaviest burdens in life: and among mortals, those who are most unhappy are the ones who have more than they need.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Unhappiness

The best answer to gossips is silent contempt.

Jules Renard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

A man always wants to be the first love of a woman. Women are more empathetic to such matters. They would like to be the last love of a man.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.

Immanuel Kant

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men

Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Hatred Love

Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Psychology

Old age comes suddenly; one day you get up in the morning and see that everything is white around.

Jules Renard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Old

If there is no God, everything is permitted.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought Wisdom

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