All aphorisms

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Destiny

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Morality

As vivacity is the gift of woman, gravity is that of man.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Men Women

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed".

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Marriage Wit

When passion is not fed, it changes to need. At this juncture, marriage becomes a fixed idea in the mind of the bourgeois, being the only means whereby he can win a woman and appropriate her to his uses.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Marriage

We are what we repeatedly do.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology

Most men employ the first part of life to make the other part miserable.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Philosophy Psychology

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Husband Relations Wife

Even war is better than a wretched peace.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy War

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is: What does a woman want?

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Women

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology

Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning come from nor where it leads to.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Beauty Creativity

Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Winter is not a season, it`s an occupation.

Sinclair Lewis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Work

Our shortcomings are the eyes with which we see the ideal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Philosophy Reason

All glory comes from daring to begin.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Society

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Culture Morality

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