All aphorisms

There are laws to protect the freedom of the press`s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Liberty Wit

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Relations Society Wit

The happy do not believe in miracles.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Psychology

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Thomas A. Edison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Creativity

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Marriage

We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Women

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Politics Society State

Many of my friends became my enemies, many enemies become friends - only those who never cared either way remained constant.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Humor

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Happiness

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster`s autobiography.

Federico Fellini

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

The greatest hatred, like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, is silent.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred

There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wealth

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty

The heart was made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Wit

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Humor Life Wit

Fools gain greater advantages through their weakness than intelligent men through their strength. We watch a great man struggling against fate and we do not lift a finger to help him. But we patronize a grocer who is headed for bankruptcy.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations Thought

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