All aphorisms

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

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one`s own self.

Franz Kafka

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

Hermann Hesse

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.

Alexandre Dumas

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

All children are essentially criminal.

Denis Diderot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood

It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Religion

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

Nature abhors annihilation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Nature Philosophy

No one needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Philosophy is the art of living.

Plutarch

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy

The more one judges the less one loves.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Success Wit

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Joseph Heller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.

Charles de Montesquieu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Success Wit

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