All aphorisms

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

To speak of love is to make love.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

A girl who has been engaged a number of years always looks like a woman who has been married.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit Women

The world is ruled by tyranny, justice is only on the scene.

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Dale Carnegie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Love may turn to indifference with possession.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

You can find women who have never had a lover, but it is difficult to find those who have only one.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

A woman is seldom merciful to the man who is timid.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

Our greatest fears lie in anticipation.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought Wisdom

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Thought

Our future is based on our past.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Future Philosophy Psychology Thought

All women are like their mothers, and this is their tragedy, but no man is like his mother, and that is his tragedy.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Men Women

Our enemies are our outward consciences.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Thought

The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Egoism

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