All aphorisms

Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.

Jean Cocteau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Life, if well lived, is long enough.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Happy slaves are the bitterest enemies of freedom.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Liberty

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

Galileo Galilei

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Psychology

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Wit

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

Big results require big ambitions.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Wisdom

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom Wit

It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Education Vice Wisdom

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Wisdom

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Work

The hardest task in a girl`s life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Men Wit Women

The commonest man, who has his ounce of sense and feeling, is conscious of the difference between a lovely, delicate woman and a coarse one. Even a dog feels a difference in her presence.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Men Psychology Women

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations Wit

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Culture Fashion Psychology

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Common sense is genius dressed in his working clothes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology

On every summit you are on the brink of an abyss.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

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