All aphorisms

Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

Sometimes ingratitude arises from the impossibility to return a favour.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

It is the weak man who urges compromise - never the strong man.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Wit

You can fool some of the people some of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can`t fool all of the people all of the time.

Abraham Lincoln

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Politics

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Politics

We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Old Wit Youth

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War

Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Psychology

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue - agree with him.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Relations

Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Liberty Wit

There is no disguise, which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Behavior Creativity Psychology

Philosophy first constructs a scheme of happiness and then tries to fit the world to it.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Philosophy Wit

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

The privilege of feeling at home everywhere belongs only to kings, wolves and robbers.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Thought

The soul of conversation is sympathy.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations Wisdom

Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Vice Wisdom

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Success

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