All aphorisms

The weakness of strength is that it counts only on strength.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wisdom

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wit

Democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property and vulgar employments.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

Eric Hoffer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Future Wit

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Philosophy

Only when we come to the end, we decide whether the path was correct.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Thought

A man is sometimes more generous when he has no money than when he has a lot.

Sigmund Freud

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Psychology

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.

Napoleon Hill

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Thought

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Knowledge Philosophy

A man is never more serious than when he praises himself.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism Men

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 Wit

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarreled with him.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality War

Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.

Aldous Huxley

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Health

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Wit

Republics have a longer life and enjoy better fortune than principalities, because they can profit by their greater internal diversity. They are the better able to meet emergencies.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Politics

Nothing is more natural than mutual misunderstanding; the contrary is always surprising. I believe that one never agrees on anything except by mistake, and that all harmony among human beings is the happy fruit of an error.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Relations

The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love Relations Women

The worse the man the better the soldier.

Napoleon I

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: War

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Steven Wright

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Conscience Humor Wit

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