All aphorisms

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Person

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Wit

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don`t speak well of yourself.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops - no, but the kind of man the country turns out.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

Love, as a relation between men and women, was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Relations

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Politics Women

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Hatred is the anger of the weak.

Alphonse Daudet

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred Psychology

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Charles Dickens

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

If you want total security, go to prison. There you`re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics Society State

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn`t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

You can change your faith without changing gods. And vice versa.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Religion Wit

Where love is, no disguise can hide it for long; where it is not, none can simulate it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Psychology

That man is a success, who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

People fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life`s nothingness.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Psychology

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don`t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Life Society

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. It is impolite.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior War

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Life Philosophy

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