All aphorisms

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Steven Wright

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Humor Wit

To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps, it is more alive today than it ever was.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubts separate people. It is a poison that destroys friendships; it is a sword that kills.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Character is simply habit long continued.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

Always do sober what you said you`d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Love is a game in which one always cheats.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Relations

Beauty can afford everything, everything can be forgiven to a beautiful woman.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Women

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.

Joseph de Maistre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology

No woman allows her lover to descend from his pedestal. Even a god is not forgiven the slightest pettiness.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Women

Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Thought

There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities.

Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love

Like associates with like.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

I have heard Cardinal Imperiali say: "There is no man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window."

Charles de Montesquieu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.

Charles de Montesquieu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History

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