All aphorisms

Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Psychology

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie Psychology Truth

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren`t.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Women

We are all old children.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood

A marriage is likely to be called happy if neither party ever expected to get much happiness out of it.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Marriage

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Gustav Jung

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

It is a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Patriotism

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism Love

I place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Society State

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Men Women

The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics War

When I`m good, I`m very good. But when I`m bad I`m better.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Truth

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Time Women

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Education

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

Julius Caesar

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War

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