All aphorisms

The only thing that should astonish us is that we are still capable of astonishment.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Society Wit

Marriage is an institution necessary to the maintenance of society but contrary to the laws of nature.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Nature Society

We don`t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health Love

Those who have loved have little relish for friendship. The devotee of strong drink finds wine insipid.

Alexandre Dumas

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy

The poor don`t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Society Wisdom

If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Psychology Wisdom

To be feared is much safer than to be loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Wisdom

The Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics Society

man can keep another`s secret better than his own. A woman keeps her own better than other`s.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

The best is the enemy of the good.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Good Philosophy

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.

Agatha Christie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wisdom

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred Philosophy Truth

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Truth Wisdom

Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Psychology

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

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