All aphorisms

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don`t have it.

George Bernard Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Wit

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

John Davison Rockefeller

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wealth

If a man could half his wishes he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

The man, who doesn`t read good books, has no advantage over the man who can`t read them.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wit

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wisdom

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Wit

All wrongdoing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrongdoing remain?

Buddha

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Psychology

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

Charles de Gaulle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.

Joseph Addison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Stupidity

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations

Life is simply what our feelings do to us.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Life

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.

Samuel Johnson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

Francis Scott-Fitzgerald

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations War

The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things rotten through and through, to avoid.

Titus Livius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History

Political freedom is, or ought to be, the best guaranty for the safety and continuance of spiritual, mental, and civil freedom. It is the combination of numbers to secure the liberty to each one.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Liberty Politics

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.

Aristotle Onassis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Psychology

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Hatred

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