All aphorisms

He is able who thinks he is able.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought

Society is divided into two classes: the shearers and the shorn. We should always be with the former against the latter.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

You can pretend to be serious; you can`t pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Husband Relations Wife

I don`t know if God exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn`t.

Jules Renard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Religion

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Love

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Pity is love in undress.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Wit Women

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Atheism is the last word of theism.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

Can man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

In some lands exile is the greatest punishment; in others, the greatest humanitarians should fight for it.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Politics Society Wit

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Society

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

A man`s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wit

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.

Joseph Conrad

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

John Paul Getty

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

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