All aphorisms

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Stupidity Wisdom

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Philosophy

Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.

Epicurus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character

Democracy is a theory according to which the two thieves will steal less than one and three - less than two and four - less than three, etc.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Humor

Rivalry is the life of trade and the death of the trader.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit Business

It is opposition that makes us productive.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Relations

The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage

A woman can only keep the secret, which she does not know.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Women

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism

I came, I saw, I conquered.

Julius Caesar

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality War

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Men Wit Women

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Philosophy

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War Wisdom

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Steven Wright

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Society

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Psychology

Women have no age. They are either young or old.

Sacha Guitry

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Women

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