All aphorisms

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

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Men speak from knowledge, women from imagination.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Men Women

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought

Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt enters.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge

Light and lust are deadly enemies.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Vice

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society War

Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey`s end?

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Old Thought

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Psychology Wit

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you`re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

Kurt Vonnegut

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity Person

There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man`s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics

Three things are ever silent - thought, destiny and the grave.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Thought Wisdom

Are there any vegetarians among cannibals?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: State Wealth

Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

Man`s chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Wisdom

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