All aphorisms

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

Fred Allen

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

The qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those, which we affect to have.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.

Theodore Roosevelt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Time Wisdom

Every creature lives in a state of war by nature.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Nature War

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

Ambrose Bierce

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character Psychology

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of citizens to give it to the other.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Politics State Wit

Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Success

The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Relations

Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

Men are led by trifles.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love Time

Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Men

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health

Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

In extreme danger fear feels no pity.

Julius Caesar

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Person

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