All aphorisms

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John Davison Rockefeller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Life

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Stupidity

No nation was ever ruined by trade.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Society State

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Life

Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology Wisdom

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Time

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Humor Money Wit

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Cynicism Humor

Call no man unhappy until he is married.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Marriage Unhappiness

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Religion Wit Women

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health Reason

Never get married in college; it`s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you`ve already made one mistake.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Wit

In the first woman we love, we love everything. Growing older, we love the woman only.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Women

Delicacy of taste has the same effect as delicacy of passion; it enlarges the sphere both of our happiness and our misery.

David Hume

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality Wealth

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Good Nature

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent mice.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wit Women

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

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