All aphorisms

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Thought

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

George Sand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Good Marriage

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Feelings Happiness

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Happiness Unhappiness

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Stupidity

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Religion Society

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Society Thought

A man can do what he wants. But he can`t want what he wants.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

Who knows what Columbus might have discovered had America not blocked his way!

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

It is error alone, which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: State Truth

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Reason

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Stupidity

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