All aphorisms

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

Dwight David Eisenhower

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Liberty

The land of marriage has this peculiarity: that strangers are desirous of inhabiting it, while its natural inhabitants would willingly be banished from thence.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Wealth Wit

Politeness is the art of bearing boredom without being bored.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

We come quite fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are usually quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art

Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.

Martin Luther

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Philosophy Wisdom

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Youth

One principal part of good breeding is to suit our behavior to the three several degrees of men: our superiors, our equals, and those below us.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Relations

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

John Paul Getty

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

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