All aphorisms

Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Money

We will leave this world stupid and evil as we have found it upon our arrival.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Evil Life Stupidity

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.

Kin Hubbard

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations Wit

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

Stendhal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Husbands are like fires. They go out if left unattended.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Husband Wit

Marriage must be a relation either sympathy or of conquest.

George Eliot

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Relations

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Paul Valery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business Wit

I am the state. Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.

Louis XIV

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Society

To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Marriage Relations

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life

The face of the enemy frightens me only when I see how much it resembles mine.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Psychology Wisdom

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty Philosophy Wisdom

It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Women

A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wife Wit

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Vice

Among fifty percent of your married couples, the husband worries very little about what his wife is doing, provided she is doing all he wishes.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Wife Relations Husband

To be deprived of the person we love is happiness in comparison to living with one we hate.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Relations

Love, like a chicken salad a restaurant has, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love Wit

Can you find a man who loves the occupation that provides him with a livelihood? Professions are like marriages; we end by feeling only their inconveniences.

Honore de Balzac

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Thought Wisdom

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