All aphorisms

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

Immanuel Kant

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Relations

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Psychology Relations Women

To whom should we marry freedom, to make it multiply?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Liberty

There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion Psychology

You cannot pretend freedom!

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics Psychology Society Wit

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Reason

Who will guard the guards themselves?

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom Wit

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Love Wit

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology Wisdom

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Marcel Achard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom Wit

To be awake is to be alive.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

A man`s own good breeding is the best security against other people`s ill manners.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Society

It isn`t enough for you to love money - it`s also necessary that money should love you.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Money Wit

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Work

A precedent embalms a principle.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society State

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Society Unhappiness

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

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