All aphorisms

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business Morality Relations

A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology Wisdom

The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don`t want a world of engineers.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Society Wisdom

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Cynicism Truth

I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Wit Women

Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War Wisdom

A fellow who is always declaring he`s no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Stupidity

Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Patriotism Wisdom

If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they`d never marry.

O`Henry

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Marriage Men Women

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Truth Wit

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things, which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

We must respect the other fellow`s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations Religion Wit

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology Vice

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Everything secret degenerates; nothing is safe that does not bear discussion and publicity.

John Acton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Democracy Politics Society State

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don`t like?

Jean Cocteau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Wit

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men.

Joseph Conrad

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

A gentleman is any man who wouldn`t hit a woman with his hat on.

Fred Allen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Women

Make money, money, honestly if you can; if not, by any means at all, make money.

Horace

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money Wealth

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