All aphorisms

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Person Wit

Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Society Wit

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody`s power and is not easy.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character Wisdom

A gentleman is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Men Women

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Society State

Bottom is bottom, even if it is turned upside down.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love Men

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is enmity, passion, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Men Women

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Knowledge Money

You would be surprised to hear a cow speak English. But believe me, after the tenth time you would resent the fact that it did not have an Oxford accent. Of course, if you could tell the difference.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wit

Just as politeness imitates kindness, so does grace imitate modesty.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Women

One man`s folly is often another man`s wife.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wife

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society State

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Psychology

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.

Alexandre Dumas

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Wisdom

It is not the employer who pays wages - he only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money

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