All aphorisms

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else`s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wisdom

The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Vice

Two things control men`s nature, instinct and experience.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Nature

Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Can you imagine the woman who would let her lover tell her tales for 1001 nights?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Wit Women

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Men Women

Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Women

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wit

It is opportunity that makes the thief.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

People change and forget to tell each other.

Lillian Hellman

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Relations

Great possessions and great want of them are both strong temptations.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Wealth

A good woman is a hidden treasure; who discovers her will do well not to boast about it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Religion Wisdom

A pessimist is one who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Psychology Wit

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Nature

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men

There are but two ways of rising in the world: either by one`s own industry or profiting by the foolishness of others.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

The exit is usually where the entrance was.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

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