All aphorisms

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.

Immanuel Kant

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Style is the physiognomy of the mind. It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

An error becomes an error when born as truth.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wit

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Reason

It is among uneducated women that we may look for the most confirmed gossips. Goethe tells us there is nothing more frightful than bustling ignorance.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Wit Women

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Philosophy

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Time

Character is what nature has engraved in us; can we then efface it?

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

Wit is a dangerous weapon even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Wit

He is truly well-bred who knows when to value and when to despise those national peculiarities, which are regarded by some with so much observance; a traveller of taste at once perceives that the wise are polite all the world over, but that fools are polite only at home.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education

If you take temptations into account, who is to say that he is better than his neighbor?

William Makepeace Thackeray

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Wit

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman`s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn`t want her.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Women

Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Thought

A female friend, amiable, clever and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love Women

You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wit

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe.

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wit

Never express yourself more clearly than you think.

Niels Bohr

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Science Thought

It would be next to impossible to discover a handsome woman who was not also a vain woman.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Wit Women

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wit

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

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