All aphorisms

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

Logic is the anatomy of thought.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier and hoarser than his wife.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Wife Wit

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

Stephen Leacock

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

No one is born without vices, and he is the best man who is encumbered with the least.

Horace

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Vice

The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Society

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas A. Edison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Science

Between friends there is no need of justice.

Aristotle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Relations

Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Time

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

As soon as man seeks to penetrate the secrets of nature - in which nothing is secret and it is but a question of seeing - he realizes that the simple produces the supernatural.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Nature Philosophy Wisdom

It is the theory that decides what we can observe.

Albert Einstein

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

John Davison Rockefeller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Society

To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Relations

Science is what you know; philosophy is what you don`t know.

Bertrand Russell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Science

Fidelity, purchased with money, money can destroy.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money Relations

The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Women

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil

In religion and politics people`s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand and without examination.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

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