All aphorisms

As was his language so was his life.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings

The man who says "I may be wrong, but -" does not believe there can be any such possibility.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

We touch heaven when we lay our hand on a human body.

Novalis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Poverty is the test of civility and the touchstone of friendship.

William Hazlitt

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

A friend in power is a friend lost.

Henry Brooks Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Wisdom

The best ideas are common property.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Thought

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

A man`s library is a sort of harem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

When two men quarrel, who owns the cooler head is the more to blame.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Life

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Nothing moves more quickly than scandal.

Titus Livius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Philosophy

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