All aphorisms

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Women

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Good Life

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Humor

For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Relations

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society State

What is simple is wrong, and what is complicated cannot be understood.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Truth

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Hatred

Men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Women

A man`s character is his fate.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Person

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Person

Be nice to people on your way up because you`ll meet them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier.

Lillian Hellman

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Religion

The talkative person is someone who speaks more than he thinks. Someone who thinks a great deal and who talks a great deal is never considered a talkative person.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

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