All aphorisms

Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men

Show me the woman, however loyal, who does not seek to rouse desire.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Women

Certain signs precede certain events.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge

There is no disappointment so numbing as someone no better than you achieving more.

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Success

Most open minds should be closed for repair.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Health

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Men

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Wit

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Money is the sinew of love as well as war.

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Money War

All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin.

George Gordon Byron

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics War

All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.

Julius Caesar

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

Mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow.

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

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