All aphorisms

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Religion

Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chains were broken and the prisoners were left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You can`t have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in? If he is not, why pretend that he is?

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business

You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Don`t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly.

Theodore Roosevelt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy War

Childhood is the sleep of reason.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Reason

Wit is that which has been often thought, but never before was well expressed.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wit

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Love Men Women

Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wealth

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Society Wisdom Youth

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Philosophy Thought

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Morality Wisdom

Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought Person

Classic: a book people praise but don`t read.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

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