Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

George Sand

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By theme : Relations Society Wisdom
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Gustav Jung

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Benjamin Franklin

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Person Wisdom
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom Wit
It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.

John Locke

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By theme : Behavior Education Vice Wisdom
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Epictetus

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By theme : Person Wisdom
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

Confucius

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By theme : Wisdom
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.

Antoine de Rivarol

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By theme : Life Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Just as politeness imitates kindness, so does grace imitate modesty.

Joseph Joubert

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

Stendhal

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By theme : Happiness Wisdom Women
Who will guard the guards themselves?

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Wisdom Wit
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Behavior Person Psychology Wisdom
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Marcel Achard

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By theme : Wisdom Wit
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Buddha

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Take the daughter of a good mother.

Thomas Fuller

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By theme : Knowledge Life Marriage Wisdom
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Miguel de Cervantes

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

Ernest Hemingway

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.

Confucius

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By theme : Behavior Stupidity Wisdom
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