All aphorisms

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you`ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you`ll become a philosopher.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Wit

If clothes make the man, then naked men should have little or no impact on society.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Person Society Wit

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Women

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Life

Hatred is active and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Envy Feelings Hatred

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn`t happen.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics Wit

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Philosophy Wisdom

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Old

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Alfred de Musset

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Friendship Relations

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.

Hermann Hesse

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Society

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics Psychology

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Good

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Science

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Philosophy

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Wisdom

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought Wit

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