All aphorisms

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

Andre Gide

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior War

Better late than never.

Titus Livius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Philosophy Time Wisdom

I believe I`ve found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It`s us.

Konrad Lorenz

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Relations

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology Religion

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

As soon as there is life there is danger.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Society

The enemy is anybody who`s going to get you killed, no matter which side he`s on.

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

History books that contain no lies are extremely tedious.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Lie

Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred Love Relations

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society Thought Wisdom

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Humor

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art History

Is it a progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Life

If you can`t explain it simply, you don`t understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Science

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love Wit

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