All aphorisms

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Truth

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness, too much insensibility creates crime.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Unhappiness

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Vice

Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Wit

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Religion

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism

Take the daughter of a good mother.

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Life Marriage Wisdom

All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Liberty Politics Psychology

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Relations

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Stupidity Wisdom

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

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