Aphorisms by author: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

A clever woman has millions of born foes, - all stupid men.
By theme : Men Women
The wise man is seldom prudent.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
We usually learn to wait only when we have no longer anything to wait for.
By theme : Life Thought Wisdom
Age either transfigures or petrifies.
By theme : Life Philosophy Psychology
Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
How wise must one be to be always kind.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
Accident is veiled necessity.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
There are very few honest friends - the demand is not particularly great.
By theme : Cynicism Friendship
One thought cannot awake without awakening others.
By theme : Thought
As soon as fashion is universal, it is out of date.
By theme : Fashion
Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.
By theme : Feelings
They understand but little who understands only what can be explained.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology
Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.
By theme : Beauty Psychology
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
By theme : Behavior Women
Pity is love in undress.
By theme : Feelings
There is only one proof of ability - action.
By theme : Behavior Philosophy
What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
By theme : Beauty
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
By theme : Education Society Women
When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.
By theme : Life Time Wisdom
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