All aphorisms

I don`t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Science

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie Truth

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society State

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Relations

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics State

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Relations Wife

As to marriage or celibacy let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Be careful about reading health books. You might die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health Humor

If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Society

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wisdom

City life: millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

Humor is an almost physiological response to fear.

Kurt Vonnegut

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Psychology

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Person

The average value of conversations could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know".

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

It is because of men that women dislike each other.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

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