All aphorisms

Every nation ridicules other nations - and all are right.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

We must act out passion before we can feel it.

Jean Paul Sartre

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Thought

Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education

Great thoughts always come from the heart.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Thought

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.

Anton Chekhov

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Wit

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

George Santayana

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Wit

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

Nothing can come of nothing.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Creativity Philosophy

Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.

Josef Ernest Renan

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Men Religion

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Work

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Kurt Vonnegut

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings

We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the tree of knowledge, but also because we have not eaten of the tree of life.

Franz Kafka

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

Aesop

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.

Laurence Johnston Peter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Education Wit

For those to whom much is given, much is required.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society Wealth

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.

Robert Burton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Destiny Marriage

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Relations

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