All aphorisms

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a bigger stick.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

We think very few people sensible except those who are of our opinion.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Reason

Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

The proper study of mankind is woman.

Henry Brooks Adams

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

A thing is not necessarily right because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

Only a man who has loved a woman of genius can appreciate what happiness there is in loving a fool.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wit Women

Women are more sensual than men, but know less about their sensuality.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Men Women

A man`s face is his autobiography. A woman`s face is her work of fiction.

Oscar Wilde

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wit Women

The simple, rude and primitive force of perseverance is the uncrowned queen of the world of will.

Henry Ford

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Thought

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Dorothy Parker

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Riches seldom make their owners rich.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wealth

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always noble.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Love

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.

Ambrose Bierce

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Egoism Humor Wit

Sometimes people don`t want to hear the truth because they don`t want their illusions destroyed.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth

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