All aphorisms

Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Women

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Psychology Wisdom

To live is to think.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Thought

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Person Psychology

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Person

The only time that most women give their orating husbands undivided attention is when the old boys mumble in their sleep.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Husband Wife

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

If the art of conversation stood a little higher we would have a lower birthrate.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society Wit

What is a rebel? A man who says no.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics Society

Before a marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you`ve said; after marriage, he`ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Men Relations

Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Love Men

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought Wisdom

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Philosophy

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love

A woman isn`t complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Women

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Nature Politics State

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