Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius

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By theme : Behavior Morality Wisdom
It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things, which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

Plutarch

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By theme : Knowledge Thought Wisdom
Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Success Wisdom
It is as absurd to say that a man can`t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Love Thought Wisdom
It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Knowledge Thought Wisdom
Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Life Wisdom
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry Brooks Adams

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By theme : Life Philosophy Wisdom
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

Miguel de Cervantes

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
Talent, taste, wit, good sense are very different things, but by no means incompatible. Between good sense and good taste there exists the same difference as between cause and effect, and between wit and talent there is the same proportion as between a whole and its parts.

Jean de La Bruyere

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By theme : Reason Wisdom
Jealousy is always born with love but it does not die with it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Love Wisdom
We mingle in society not so much to meet others as to escape ourselves.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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By theme : Psychology Relations Thought Wisdom
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

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By theme : Reason Religion Thought Wisdom
Remember Talleyrand`s advice, "If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don`t!" The advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.

Edward George Bulwer - Lytton

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
He who gives up the smallest part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power.

Jean Paul Richter

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
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