All aphorisms

Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

Isaac Newton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity Feelings

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

Difficulties were made to be overcome.

Jules Verne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character

Great artists have no country.

Alfred de Musset

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art

A great flame follows a little spark.

Alighieri Dante

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

A woman who can`t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

Credit is a system whereby a person who can`t pay gets another person who can`t pay to guarantee that he can pay.

Charles Dickens

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Humor Wit

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Jeremy Bentham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

John Acton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Good Philosophy Death

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.

Jean Rostand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion Women

Fortune knocks at every man`s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighbouring saloon and does not hear her.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Humor Wit

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Georges Clemenceau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wit

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than yourself.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

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