All aphorisms

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his mind.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Friendship Humor

The love of justice in most men is only the fear of themselves suffering by injustice.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Society

The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Wit Women

Men wish to be saved from the mischief of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Psychology Vice

When a fellow says, "It is not the money but the principle of the thing," it`s the money.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Humor Money

Nothing so needs reforming as other people`s habits.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

No man would listen to you talk if he didn`t know it was his turn next.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Cynicism Humor Wit

There are three things I have always loved and never understood - paintings, music, and woman.

Bernard de Fontenelle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

The past is not dead. In fact, it`s not even past.

William Faulkner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Nature Science

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Love

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Wit

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

George Sand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society Wisdom

Excessive hatred brings us down below the level of those we hate.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Hatred

Every murderer is probably somebody`s old friend.

Agatha Christie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Life

It is easier to be mistaken about the true than the beautiful.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Thought Truth

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

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