Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

To accuse others for one`s misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one`s education has begun; to accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one`s education is complete.

Epictetus

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By theme : Education Wisdom
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Pain has its own rules, and those people who tell you the human race seeks to avoid it do not, of course, know what they`re talking about.

Irwin Shaw

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Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

George Santayana

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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

William Faulkner

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To see things in the seed is genius.

Lao Tzu

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By theme : Person Philosophy Wisdom
The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

Margaret Thatcher

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By theme : History Politics Wisdom
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Jonathan Swift

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By theme : Truth Wisdom
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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By theme : Wisdom Wit
If a man could half his wishes he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

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Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates

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How wise must one be to be always kind.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak.

Jean Paul Richter

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By theme : Psychology Reason Wisdom
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Silence is a friend who will never betray.

Confucius

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Aristotle

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By theme : Character Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
To the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
The accent of a man`s native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
We all boil at different degrees.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

Euripides

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