Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

Bertrand Russell

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Hope for pleasure is almost as enjoyable as the pleasure itself.

William Shakespeare

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It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.

Benjamin Franklin

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Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

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Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren`t.

Margaret Thatcher

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Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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The weakness of strength is that it counts only on strength.

Paul Valery

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Aesop

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Like associates with like.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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I have heard Cardinal Imperiali say: "There is no man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window."

Charles de Montesquieu

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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato

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To know when to be generous and when firm - that is wisdom.

Elbert Hubbard

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Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Take from men ambition and vanity and you will have neither heroes nor patriots.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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A good name is better than bags of gold.

Miguel de Cervantes

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Stupid people never forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but never forget.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.

Jeremy Bentham

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

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