Aphorisms by theme: Wisdom

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men and studying all the various editions of them.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Education Thought Wisdom
To manage men one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath.

George Eliot

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.

Titus Livius

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By theme : Thought Wisdom
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.

Henry Kissinger

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By theme : Politics Wisdom
Money is the wise man`s religion.

Euripides

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By theme : Money Religion Wisdom
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

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By theme : Love Wisdom
Chance generally favors the prudent.

Joseph Joubert

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Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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By theme : Wisdom
It is easy to see, hard to foresee.

Benjamin Franklin

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The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

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By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Know thyself? If I knew myself, I`d run away.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worst to better.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
We touch heaven when we lay our hand on a human body.

Novalis

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By theme : Wisdom
Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

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By theme : Morality Wisdom
As soon as man seeks to penetrate the secrets of nature - in which nothing is secret and it is but a question of seeing - he realizes that the simple produces the supernatural.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Nature Philosophy Wisdom
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Dale Carnegie

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By theme : Wisdom
The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.

Socrates

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By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato

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By theme : Psychology Relations Wisdom
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Wisdom
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