All aphorisms

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Life Wisdom Wit

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Truth

A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive, a flatterer one who deceives fools; he alone can pride himself on his cleverness who knows how to make skilful use of the truth.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Lie Truth

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn`t do.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology Thought Wisdom

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.

Louis XIV

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Humor Wit

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Life Religion Wit

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Society Wit

One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Peace visits not the guilty mind.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Psychology Truth Wisdom

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else - unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Psychology

Even the voice of conscience undergoes mutation.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Humor Wit

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Old

We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.

Novalis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Psychology Wisdom

We undress men and women, we don`t dress them any more.

Pierre Cardin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

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