All aphorisms

The only people we can think of as normal are those we don`t yet know very well.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought

Average age is when you stop criticizing the old and start criticizing the young.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Old Wit Youth

We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.

Joseph de Maistre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Philosophy

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Philosophy Thought

A person without principles is devoid of character: if he had character, he would feel he needs principles.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

He whom love guards is well guarded.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

If you can do no good, at least do no harm.

Kurt Vonnegut

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Thought

Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.

Thomas Paine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business

Nature is wise. You can learn everywhere and from everything.

Leonardo da Vinci

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge Nature

You can`t have everything. Where would you put it?

Steven Wright

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

Horace

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life

The reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty

One thing is required for great friendship - an ability to live without it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Women

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