Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Love Wisdom
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn`t learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei

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By theme : Education Person Wisdom
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

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By theme : Education Wisdom
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Morality Psychology Wisdom
What is once well done is done forever.

Henry David Thoreau

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By theme : Good Wisdom
Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov

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By theme : Behavior Life Wisdom
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddha

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one`s ignorance.

Confucius

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By theme : Knowledge Truth Wisdom
If a man begins with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it`s called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, it`s called ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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By theme : Childhood Philosophy Wisdom
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.

Hermann Hesse

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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By theme : Cynicism Wisdom
Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody`s power and is not easy.

Aristotle

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By theme : Behavior Character Wisdom
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Behavior Evil Wisdom
Innocence is always unsuspicious.

Joseph Joubert

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

Julius Caesar

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By theme : Behavior Character Wisdom
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