All aphorisms

He who cannot feel friendship is alike incapable of love. Let a woman beware of the man who owns that he loves no one but herself.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Religion Wit

There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Good Women

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom Wit

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Character and fate are two words for the same thing.

Novalis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another`s.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Men Psychology

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Carl Sandburg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Reason

There are few women so perfect that their husbands do not regret having married them at least once a day.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Marriage Wife

Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Marriage Wife Women

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business Reason

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Fashion Women

In human intercourse the tragedy begins not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Reason Thought

How should we train memory to learn to forget?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Silence is the wit of fools.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wit

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Women

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Society

You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society State Wit

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion

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