All aphorisms

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

When I say that I know women, I mean that I know that I don`t know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as I have no doubt she is to herself.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Life Wit

Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Wisdom

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Morality Politics State

The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Love Psychology

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Thought

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion

A look of intelligence is what regularity of features is to women: it is a style of beauty to which the most vain may aspire.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; "they will both fall into the ditch".

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom Youth

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Marriage Wit

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology War

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Religion

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Politics Society State

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

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