All aphorisms

Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I`m not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wit

Experience is not what happens to you. It`s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Thought Wisdom

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Martin Luther

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought Truth Wisdom

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year`s fashion.

Lillian Hellman

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Conscience Fashion Politics

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Truth

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Happiness Life

If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Lie Psychology Relations

Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Psychology Vice

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

Authority doesn`t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society Wisdom

There is nothing, which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Relations

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny

The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person Relations Wealth

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Julius Caesar

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics Relations

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love War Wisdom

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Unhappiness

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Unhappiness Wisdom

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

George Sand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Life Love

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Knowledge Wisdom

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