All aphorisms

All persons are puzzles until at last we find in some word or act the key to the man, to the woman; straightway all their past words and actions lie in light before us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations

That all men are equal is a proposition, which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity Psychology

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Dale Carnegie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion Truth

The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations Wisdom

In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Knowledge

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

To accuse others for one`s misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one`s education has begun; to accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one`s education is complete.

Epictetus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Wisdom

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Elbert Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

The waking has one and the same world, the sleeping turn aside each into a world of his own.

Heraclitus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

Better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

It is a grave mistake to combine disarmament with peace.

Winston Churchill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Wit

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

Several sorts of memory exist in us; body and mind each possesses one peculiar to itself. Nostalgia, for instance, is a malady of the physical memory.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Psychology

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