All aphorisms

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

Alas, two men are often necessary to provide a woman with a perfect lover, just as in literature a writer composes a type only by employing the singularities of several similar characters.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity Love Men Women

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy Thought

Language was invented to ask questions.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Relations

A woman has the age she deserves.

Coco Chanel

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Women

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

Information is the currency of democracy.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Society

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Politics Wit

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wisdom

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Wit

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred Relations

Chance generally favors the prudent.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

A woman`s guess is much more accurate than a man`s certainty.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

An inconstant woman is one who is no longer in love; a false woman is one who is already in love with another person; a fickle woman is she who neither knows whom she loves nor whether she loves or not; and the indifferent woman, one who does not love at all.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Women

Legend - a lie that has attained the dignity of age.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Lie Wit

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