All aphorisms

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don`t know, and who don`t know us.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wit

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society War

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one`s work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Health Psychology Work

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme: Truth Wit

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme: Democracy Humor Love Wit

He, who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Education Thought

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don`t want, drink what you don`t like, and do what you`d rather not.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Health Humor

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Thought

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Politics Society

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Stendhal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Life

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Psychology

If you are lonely when you`re alone, you are in bad company.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology Wit

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Society Work

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Work Evil Vice

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Stupidity

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