All aphorisms

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.

Alexandre Dumas

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Humor

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Wealth Wit

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Wisdom

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Finance Humor Money Wit

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wealth

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Philosophy

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Old Youth

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Wit

A man`s worth has its season, like fruit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Philosophy Wisdom

A fool`s paradise is a wise man`s hell!

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wisdom

Change alone is unchanging.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Psychology Religion

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Cynicism Humor Wit

The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Relations Wife

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Martin Luther

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Relations Wife

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

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