All aphorisms

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

Silence never yet betrayed any one.

Antoine de Rivarol

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Friendship

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it is a saint; that boasts of it is a devil.

Thomas Fuller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Religion

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Work

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Relations

Laws are never as effective as habits.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Society

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought Wisdom

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Reason Wisdom

He is not a lover who does not love forever.

Euripides

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wisdom

The lack of money is the root of all evil.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Humor Money Wit

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Wisdom

There is no passion of the human heart that promises so much and pays so little as revenge.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Common fluency of speech in many men and most women is owing to a scarcity of matter.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Psychology Women

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus and Heaven.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Humor Wit

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Youth

Fortune cannot take away what she did not give.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Philosophy

No one knows what true happiness is until they get married but by then, of course, it`s too late.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Humor Marriage Wit

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

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