All aphorisms

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie

When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I`ve never tried before.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Humor Wit

I try not to speak more clearly than I think.

Niels Bohr

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Science Thought

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Armand de Richelieu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Person

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

Henrik Ibsen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Liberty

The first condition of immortality is death.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Humor Wit

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Liberty Society

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society Thought

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wit

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Youth

Absence diminishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Person Thought

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Society Wit

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Society

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

The truth is a precious commodity. That`s why I use it so sparingly.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wit

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

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