All aphorisms

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Society

Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Nature Wisdom

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Love Wit

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Society Wit

Rich women need not fear old age; their gold can always create about them any feelings necessary to their happiness.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Happiness Old Wealth Women

Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Relations Society

A man`s heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms, which are seldom vacant.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Wit Women

Women love men for their defects; if men have enough of them, women will forgive them anything, even their gigantic intellects.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wit Women

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Liberty Philosophy Society

Wealth cannot purchase any great private solace or convenience. Riches are only the means of sociality.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wealth

In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Old Youth

We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Old Psychology

Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Wisdom

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

The greater part of mankind is angry with the sinner and not with the sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality Society

He, who wishes to become rich, wishes to become so immediately.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Character Wealth

Society is founded upon cloth.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

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