All aphorisms

A lover teaches a wife all her husband has kept from her.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Love Relations Wife

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society State

Even though they grow weary and wear themselves out with child-bearing, it does not matter; let them go on bearing children till they die, that is what they are there for.

Martin Luther

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Life

Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong: it is a geographical expression.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?

Jean Rostand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Lie Truth Wit

When the rich make war it`s the poor that die.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War Wealth

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Finance Wealth

A grand passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Love Wit

The more we love a mistress, the nearer we are to hating her.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred Love

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don`t bite everybody.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Thought Wit

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Money Psychology Thought

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second nature in a married man.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Men Women

It is a certain rule that wit and passion are entirely incompatible. When the affections are moved, there is no place for the imagination.

David Hume

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wit

Questions show the mind`s range, and answers its subtlety.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much impossible.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Philosophy Wisdom

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Stupidity

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John Davison Rockefeller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Philosophy

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