Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

Confucius

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By theme : Wisdom
Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.

Confucius

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By theme : Feelings Wisdom
If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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By theme : Behavior Thought Wisdom
All cruelty springs from weakness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Philosophy Reason Wisdom
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.

William Hazlitt

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By theme : Truth Wisdom
Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Psychology Reason Wisdom
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

Aesop

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The soul of conversation is sympathy.

William Hazlitt

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By theme : Psychology Relations Wisdom
Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Psychology Vice Wisdom
A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Elbert Hubbard

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By theme : Wisdom Wit
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud

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By theme : Love Wisdom Work
To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.

Aldous Huxley

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
It`s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It`s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

William Somerset Maugham

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By theme : Behavior Friendship Psychology Wisdom
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

Anatole France

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By theme : Creativity Knowledge Wisdom
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.

Stendhal

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.

Benjamin Franklin

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Childhood Society Wisdom Youth
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