All aphorisms

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Wit

Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Vice

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Love Relations

Wit is educated insolence.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Feelings

In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he`ll come purring at your feet.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Wit

All our evil comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Person

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wisdom

Men have to have friends even in hell.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Relations

I call everyone `Darling` because I can`t remember their names.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Society

Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Society

Beautiful clothes are a sign of joy.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Feelings

To be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Love Marriage

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Love

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Patriotism

Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

We always get bored with those whom we bore.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Relations

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