All aphorisms

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

John Paul Getty

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Success Wit

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.

Jerome K. Jerome

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.

Thomas Mann

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

John Acton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

Jeremy Bentham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Society Wit

Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics State

Children are like grown people; the experience of others is never of any use to them.

Alphonse Daudet

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood

Half the time men think they are talking business they are wasting time.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Humor Time Wit

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Health Knowledge

There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that`s all.

Jules Verne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character

Votes should be weighed, not counted!

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Wit

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

I don`t know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.

Erich Seligmann Fromm

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism Love

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

George Gordon Byron

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

All pleasures are commendable that do not culminate in regret.

Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Charles de Montesquieu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Politics State

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