Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

The liar`s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom Lie
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Knowledge Philosophy Wisdom
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

Alexandre Dumas

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By theme : Men Psychology Wisdom Women
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.

Aesop

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By theme : Behavior Character Psychology Wisdom
Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Behavior Life Thought Wisdom
It is a mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.

Joseph Conrad

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By theme : Men Wisdom
Necessity is the last and strongest weapon.

Titus Livius

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Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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By theme : Wisdom
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom Wit
If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Behavior Morality Psychology Society Wisdom
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

Wilson Mizner

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By theme : Life Philosophy Wisdom
He, who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

Confucius

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By theme : Wisdom
Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Relations Truth Wisdom
Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?

Benjamin Franklin

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Three things are ever silent - thought, destiny and the grave.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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By theme : Destiny Thought Wisdom
To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Man`s chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Morality Wisdom
Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.

Aristotle

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By theme : Nature Wisdom
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