All aphorisms

A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

The masses of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Men Philosophy

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom Wit

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

Optimists and pessimists differ only on the date of the end of the world.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wisdom Work

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Relations

I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Society Wit

I want a man who`s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Friendship Relations

To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought Wisdom

It`s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It`s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Friendship Psychology Wisdom

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity Knowledge Wisdom

There is nothing that fails like success.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Humor Relations Wit

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality Psychology

Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them, are rarer.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Humor Life

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Wit Women

It is a woman`s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man`s to keep unmarried as long as he can.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Men Wit Women

Democracy arose from men`s thinking that if they were equal in any respect, they were equal absolutely.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy

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