All aphorisms

What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Love Reason

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.

Marcel Achard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Life Nature

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life

Delicacy in woman is strength.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Society

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Philosophy

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Religion Society

It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Religion Wit

Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Vice

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Psychology

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

To fill the hour - that is happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Time

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Happiness

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Wit

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Thought

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