All aphorisms

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Society State Wit

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Relations Wit

All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics State War

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

Marcel Achard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Love Marriage Wit

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Society Wit

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics War

It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts such as falling in love at first sight.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Religion

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Reason Wisdom

War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other`s advantage.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics War

Many of those who were ahead of their time had to wait for it in not too comfortable quarters.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Psychology Time Wit

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Thought

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women`s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Fashion Men Women

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Thought Wisdom

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Society Wisdom

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others will in general please them in you.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Relations Wisdom

A husband is what`s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Husband Marriage Wit

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Jeans represent democracy in fashion.

Giorgio Armani

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Fashion

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