All aphorisms

I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.

Ogden Nash

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

Scoff not at the natural defects of people which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches.

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Elegance is refusal.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion

In cheerful souls there is no wit. Wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.

Novalis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow`s veil; the future, the virgin`s.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Future Time

A woman`s whole life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Women

We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

He too serves a certain purpose, who only stands and cheers.

Henry Brooks Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Success covers a multitude of blunders.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success Wit

A man`s true character comes out when he`s drunk.

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Humor Wit Women

Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Life

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