All aphorisms

Whatever happens to you, it will previously have happened to everyone you know, only more so.

Victor Hugo

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

There are very few honest friends - the demand is not particularly great.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Cynicism Friendship

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Person Psychology Reason

It isn`t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it`s separating himself from all the others.

Helen Rowland

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Relations Wit Women

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Childhood History Youth

We can be knowledgeable with other men`s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men`s wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Knowledge Wisdom

Women are extreme in all points. They are better or worse than men.

Jean de La Bruyere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men Women

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Feelings Religion

Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men`s blood.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Knowledge Wisdom

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they speak to us more sincerely than to others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Relations Thought

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

Francis Bacon

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy Psychology Wisdom

Philosophy easily triumphs over past and future evils, but present evils triumph over philosophy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Philosophy

I love my country too much to be a nationalist.

Albert Camus

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Patriotism

Man appoints and God disappoints.

Miguel de Cervantes

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom

Every man`s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity Psychology Wisdom

Success makes some crimes honorable.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success

It is inconceivable how much wit it requires to avoid being ridiculous.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Wit

Our liberty depends on freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Thomas Jefferson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy Liberty Society

One thought cannot awake without awakening others.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought

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