All aphorisms

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

Franz Kafka

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Truth Unhappiness

Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life Thought Wisdom

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can`t see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Psychology Reason Women

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

It is a mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.

Joseph Conrad

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wisdom

We drink one another`s health and spoil our own.

Jerome K. Jerome

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health Humor Wit

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Government has no other end but the preservation of property.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics State

Great souls suffer in silence.

Friedrich von Schiller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Thought

Necessity is the last and strongest weapon.

Titus Livius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Women

The test of a man or woman`s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Women

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy

The beauty of a lovely woman is like music.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty

The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Psychology Relations Society

He, who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Society

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Society

One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

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