All aphorisms

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Wisdom

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Science Wit

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Finance

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Religion Thought

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Society

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Religion

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Women

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Men Women

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Marriage Relations Wife

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

An education isn`t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It`s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don`t.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.

Andre Gide

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Humor Person Wit

Wisdom is the strength of the weak.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything, which reaches beyond their own understanding.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

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