Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Some would like to understand what they believe in. Others would like to believe in what they understand.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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By theme : Humor Religion Wisdom Wit
The secret of man`s being is not only to live, but to have something to live for.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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By theme : Life Philosophy Wisdom
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Childhood Death Psychology Wisdom
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Reason Stupidity Thought Wisdom
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Gustav Jung

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By theme : Life Psychology Wisdom
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide

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By theme : Humor Wisdom Wit
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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By theme : Psychology Truth Wisdom
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Behavior Science Wisdom
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

William Somerset Maugham

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By theme : Behavior Humor Life Wisdom Wit
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn`t do.

Henry Ford

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By theme : Behavior Person Psychology Thought Wisdom
Peace visits not the guilty mind.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Feelings Psychology Truth Wisdom
We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.

Novalis

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By theme : Life Psychology Wisdom
A man, who has committed a mistake and doesn`t correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Behavior Humor Wisdom
The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.

Charles Josef de Ligne

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By theme : Wisdom
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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By theme : Behavior Reason Wisdom
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
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