Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Authority doesn`t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.

Charles de Gaulle

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By theme : Behavior Society Wisdom
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.

Miguel de Cervantes

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By theme : Love War Wisdom
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Happiness Unhappiness Wisdom
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Gustave Flaubert

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By theme : History Knowledge Wisdom
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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By theme : Life Psychology Wisdom
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

Andre Gide

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations Wisdom
A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Person Psychology Wisdom
The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don`t want a world of engineers.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Education Society Wisdom
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.

Joseph Heller

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By theme : War Wisdom
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Patriotism Wisdom
One-half, the finest half, of life is hidden from the man who does not love with passion.

Stendhal

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By theme : Life Love Wisdom
What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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By theme : Behavior History Politics Wisdom
Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Knowledge Relations Thought Wisdom
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one`s opinion but rather to know it.

Andre Maurois

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant`s revolving door.

Albert Camus

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it`s a lie.

Anton Chekhov

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By theme : Life Thought Truth Wisdom
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Hector Berlioz

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By theme : Time Wisdom
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Future Politics Wisdom
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