All aphorisms

Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society State

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth.

Carl Gustav Jung

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology Truth Wisdom

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology Wisdom

The people are to be taken in very small doses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Knowledge Wisdom

Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Wisdom

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Money

When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love Psychology

Woman is woman`s natural ally.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Stupidity Wit

We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

Martin Luther

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Relations

For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Friendship

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie Society

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Person

Words are loaded pistols.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

Under a government, which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society State

A happy marriage is a long conversation, which always seems too short.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Marriage

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.

Immanuel Kant

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society War Wit

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