All aphorisms

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations

To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I`ve done it a thousand times.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Wit

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

It`s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It`s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Thought

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn`t learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Person Wisdom

Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Wisdom

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Psychology Wisdom

All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Wit

Weakness of character is the only defect, which cannot be amended.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Person

What is once well done is done forever.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Good Wisdom

The little I know I owe to my ignorance.

Sacha Guitry

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wit

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Wisdom

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Wealth

Marriage is the death of hope.

Woody Allen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Fear is the mother of morality.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

There are moments when everything goes well, but don`t be frightened, it won`t last.

Jules Renard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wit

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