All aphorisms

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Society

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.

Carl Gustav Jung

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought

The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Unhappiness

Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Time

Being an optimist after you`ve got everything you want doesn`t count.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

As for me, I know that I know nothing, but others know still less.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Philosophy Thought

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Time Wisdom

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one`s wife`s sister`s husband.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Finance Humor Wealth Wit

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Psychology

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice, which is still continued.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Wit

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty

The most efficient water power in the world - women`s tears.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War

One mustn`t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Thought

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wit

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

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