All aphorisms

What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior History Politics Wisdom

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Future Politics Time

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him?

Louis XIV

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Relations Thought Wisdom

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

Jean Rostand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Marriage Relations Thought Wife

A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics Society State

A healthy mind never inhabits in a healthy body.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wit

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Politics Psychology

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one`s opinion but rather to know it.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

Immanuel Kant

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Good Psychology

All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics Society

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant`s revolving door.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wit

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Marriage

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