All aphorisms

A hen is only an egg`s way of making another egg.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Thought Wisdom

Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wisdom

If the facts don`t fit the theory, change the facts.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Wit

Women are much more alike than men; they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Women

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity

Finality is not the language of politics.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Relations

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry Brooks Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Wisdom

The devil is the father of lies, but he neglected to patent the idea, and the business now suffers from competition.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie Wit

Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wealth Wit

Pain is the outcome of sin.

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Religion

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life War

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Otto von Bismarck

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Politics

One can find women who have never had a love affair but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision, which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

Women and young men are very apt to tell what secrets they know from the vanity of having been intrusted.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

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