All aphorisms

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Reason Relations Thought

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Cynic: A blackguard who sees things as they are, not as they should be.

Ambrose Bierce

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Humor Wit

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

We mingle in society not so much to meet others as to escape ourselves.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations Thought Wisdom

To endeavor to forget anyone is a certain way of thinking of nothing else.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Reason

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology Wisdom

One insult pocketed soon produces another.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Reason Thought

Sex is emotion in motion.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Humor Wit

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Henry Brooks Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Wit

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Religion Thought Wisdom

Idleness is the parent of psychology.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

Remember Talleyrand`s advice, "If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don`t!" The advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

The road to the heart is the ear.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings

Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion Wit

Poverty, labor and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent and the fortunate in vain seek for.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wealth Work

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Happiness Life Love

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