All aphorisms

He alone deserves liberty and life, who daily must win them anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Science

Politeness is organized indifference.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings Relations

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism Old Youth

Have no friends not equal to you.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Life

Middle age is when you`ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Old

There is only one proof of ability - action.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Philosophy

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought Wisdom

The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Relations Wife

Don`t be a snob. Never lie when the truth is more profitable.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Wit

To know what to ask is already to know half.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

It`s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what`s required.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Wisdom

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person three or four times.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Life

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Stupidity

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Relations Women

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Humor Money

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that`s no reason not to give it.

Agatha Christie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism

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