All aphorisms

What is opportunity to the man who can`t use it? An unfecundated egg, which the waves of time wash away into nonentity.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought

If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Society

We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.

Jean Rostand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Feelings Psychology

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Lie Society Thought

The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wealth

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology Wisdom

Watch out you don`t get crushed under somebody else`s wheel of fortune.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases, she gives us greater courage.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Nature

An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought Wisdom

Hatred is a settled anger.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred

Among even the happiest married couples there are always moments of regret.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

All thinking men are atheists.

Ernest Hemingway

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Thought

A man dishonored is worse than dead.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Person

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.

Anatole France

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor

Love is being stupid together.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Stupidity

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Men Wit Women

The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Thought Wisdom

Wives are young men`s mistresses, companions for middle age and old men`s nurses.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wife

I like restraint, if it doesn`t go too far.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Relations Wit

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