All aphorisms

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Love

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man`s eyes!

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Happiness

Theory is when we know everything but nothing works. Praxis is when everything works but we do not know why. We always end up by combining theory with praxis: nothing works and we do not know why.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Science Wit

The man who listens to reason is lost: reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Reason Wit

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Love Relations

How much money is enough? Just a little more than you have.

John Davison Rockefeller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money

A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Liberty

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won`t go.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Reason

One was never married and that`s his hell; another is, and that`s his plague.

Robert Burton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Talent, taste, wit, good sense are very different things, but by no means incompatible. Between good sense and good taste there exists the same difference as between cause and effect, and between wit and talent there is the same proportion as between a whole and its parts.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Wisdom

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

Language is the dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

In free society art is not a weapon. Artists are not engineers of the soul.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Liberty Society

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War Philosophy Wealth

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success Thought

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can`t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can`t sleep with the window open.

George Bernard Shaw

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

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Psychology

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Confucius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Relations

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