Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

All celebrated people lose on a close view.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Relations Society Wisdom
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Life Psychology Wisdom
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Beauty Philosophy Wisdom
Can you find a man who loves the occupation that provides him with a livelihood? Professions are like marriages; we end by feeling only their inconveniences.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Person Thought Wisdom
The secret of getting things done is to act!

Alighieri Dante

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.

Voltaire

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By theme : Behavior Society Thought Wisdom
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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By theme : Love Psychology Wisdom
Adults are obsolete children.

Denis Diderot

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By theme : Childhood Wisdom
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Wisdom Youth
Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice.

Voltaire

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By theme : Behavior Thought Wisdom
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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By theme : Truth Wisdom
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Knowledge Psychology Wisdom
An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Aldous Huxley

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By theme : Behavior Relations Wisdom
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius

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By theme : Beauty Wisdom
Accident is veiled necessity.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Whatever happens to you, it will previously have happened to everyone you know, only more so.

Victor Hugo

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
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