All aphorisms

He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.

William Shakespeare

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

Leonardo da Vinci

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity Education

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas A. Edison

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Success

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Psychology

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

William Faulkner

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

Horace

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

John Paul Getty

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Business

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Leacock

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money Wit

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

We can refute assertions, but who can refute silence?

Charles Dickens

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Wit

A woman does not spend all her time in buying things; she spends part of it in taking them back.

Edgar Watson Howe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Women

It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.

John Locke

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Childhood Education

Nothing stings us so bitterly as the loss of money.

Titus Livius

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Money

To see things in the seed is genius.

Lao Tzu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Philosophy Wisdom

Character is not cut in marble; it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

Margaret Thatcher

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: History Politics Wisdom

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wisdom

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Reason

A character is a completely fashioned will.

Novalis

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Old

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