All aphorisms

Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.

Stendhal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Our memories are independent of our wills.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

Do not be afraid of beasts, but friends - as the beast will wound your body, but a friend will wound your soul.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Philosophy Wisdom

The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Most people do not need freedom because they are afraid of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Psychology

What is unbecoming is unsafe.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

Joseph de Maistre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Morality

Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Marriage

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Wisdom

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.

Franz Kafka

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

He who does not value life does not deserve it.

Leonardo da Vinci

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

Many of life`s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas A. Edison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wisdom

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

Steven Wright

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

In revolutions there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

We become what we think.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought

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