All aphorisms

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.

Joseph Addison

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By theme: Beauty

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

Julius Caesar

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By theme: Behavior Character Wisdom

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme: Humor Women

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in what we excite.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Love

The only thing that men and women have in common is that they both prefer the company of men.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme: Men Wit Women

Even a lie is a psychic fact.

Carl Gustav Jung

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By theme: Lie Psychology

Insults are the arguments of those who have no arguments.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Time

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Youth

Men are misers, and women prodigal, in affection.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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By theme: Men Women

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Person

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Love Wit

I had my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.

Arturo Toscanini

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Psychology Wisdom

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

Stendhal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

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