All aphorisms

Passion is born deaf and dumb.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality Psychology Society Wisdom

Age either transfigures or petrifies.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Psychology

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Old Stupidity Wit Youth

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

Wilson Mizner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Wisdom

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Knowledge

Many a man`s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Humor Wit

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Humor Wit

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Liberty Philosophy Thought

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

He, who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Philosophy Psychology Thought

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Wit

The man who ain`t got an enemy is really poor.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Wit

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics

Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Truth Wisdom

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