All aphorisms

Marriage is the operation by which a woman`s vanity and a man`s egotism are extracted without an anesthetic.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage Men Women

Life is a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Philosophy

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character Person Vice

Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice.

Voltaire

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought Wisdom

Love seizes on us suddenly, without giving warning, and our disposition or our weakness favors the surprise; one look, one glance from the fair, fixes and determines us. Friendship, on the contrary, is a long time forming; it is of slow growth, through many trials and months of familiarity.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Friendship Love

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Philosophy

Do I have no soul as punishment for not believing in the soul?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Religion Wit

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wisdom

In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.

Andre Maurois

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Love

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.

Henry David Thoreau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Marriage

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

Rudyard Kipling

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person

Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.

Thomas Carlyle

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Person Psychology

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.

Luis XVIII

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Relations

Everyone is born sincere and die deceiver.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Life

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Psychology Thought

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.

Henry Kissinger

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

Jean Cocteau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Death Life

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Psychology

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

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