Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

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

Michel de Montaigne

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men`s blood.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Behavior Knowledge Wisdom
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Man appoints and God disappoints.

Miguel de Cervantes

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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

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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Death Philosophy Reason Wisdom
A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous or no wife at all.

Euripides

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A mother who is really a mother is never free.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Behavior Liberty Wisdom
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the manner in which it is done.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Relations Wisdom
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live.

Edgar Watson Howe

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Remember, what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of.

Socrates

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Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Behavior Science Wisdom
Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Knowledge Life Wisdom
Close your eyes and you will see.

Joseph Joubert

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Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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By theme : Knowledge Thought Wisdom
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that`s the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else`s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Truth Wisdom
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Confucius

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It is opportunity that makes the thief.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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