All aphorisms

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Women

Love and work have the virtues of making a man pretty indifferent to anything else.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love Work

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Society

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist.

John Paul Getty

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business

For any student of history, change is the law of life. Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be.

Henry Kissinger

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Science

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tzu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

History is the discovering of the principles of human nature.

David Hume

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Morality

Common natures pay with what they do, noble ones with what they are.

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Thought

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The records do not show that Adam and Eve were married.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Morality Wit

Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Wit

Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Psychology

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Person

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