All aphorisms

In men desire begets love, and in women love begets desire.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Men Relations Women

Success does not mean happiness: it means an unusual number of industrious enemies.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Success Wit

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

Washington Irving

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Love requires not so much proofs as expressions of love. Love demands a little else than the power to feel and to requite love.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Life

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Reason

There are few persons of greater worth than their reputation; but how many are there whose worth is far short of their reputation!

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

After a certain point, money is meaningless, it ceases to be the goal, the game is what counts.

Aristotle Onassis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money Wealth

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Isaac Newton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society Women

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Vice

A gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

Where there is no property there is no injustice.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Society

For he, who sees a need, but waits to be asked, is already set on cruel refusal.

Alighieri Dante

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Old Wit Women

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Morality

What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end.

Jean Cocteau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Lie

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.

Konrad Lorenz

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Truth

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.

Fred Allen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Humor Wit

Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

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