All aphorisms

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Wit

Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Patriotism Wit

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Relations

To avoid mistakes and regrets always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wife Wit

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Society

Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society. We do not go to market with ingots, but with silver and small change.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Taste may change, but inclination never.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy War

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well mannered.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Stupidity Success Wit

There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Thought

If you are afraid of loneliness, don`t marry.

Anton Chekhov

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Reason Thought

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Relations Wife Wit

In individuals insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Society

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn`t know.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Person Relations Wit

If there are quarrels between the parents or if their marriage is unhappy, the ground will be prepared in their children for the severest predisposition to a disturbance of sexual development or to neurotic illness.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Psychology Relations

As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Men Money

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

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