All aphorisms

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

It`s so easy to love. The only hard thing is to be loved.

Vincent Van Gogh

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Man`s best possession is a sympathetic wife.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wife

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Wit Love

We pardon familiar vices.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings Vice

Respect is greater at a distance.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought

Friendship is an art of keeping distance while love is an art of intimacy.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love

I cannot give advice in the matters of marriage and religion. I do not want people to suffer because of me.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Marriage Religion

Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool`s paradise.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Unhappiness

Everyone needs help from everyone.

Bertolt Brecht

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

A fashionable building will lose its youth in ten years and become obsolete. It will become less unpleasant to the eye in two hundred years when fashion is forgotten.

Stendhal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Philosophy Wit

Justice is to be found only in the imagination.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.

George Gordon Byron

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

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