Aphorisms by theme: Relations

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Politics Relations
There is nothing that people bear more impatiently or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Psychology Relations
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.

Sigmund Freud

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By theme : Men Relations Women
The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Morality Psychology Relations Society
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.

Jonathan Swift

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By theme : Relations
I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.

Ogden Nash

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By theme : Men Relations Women
Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Relations
Scoff not at the natural defects of people which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches.

Thomas Fuller

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By theme : Behavior Relations
The man who ain`t got an enemy is really poor.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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By theme : Relations Wit
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
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Behavior Relations
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By theme : Life Relations Society
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

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By theme : Democracy Relations Society Wit
We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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By theme : Men Relations Women
The heart was made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Relations Wit
Fools gain greater advantages through their weakness than intelligent men through their strength. We watch a great man struggling against fate and we do not lift a finger to help him. But we patronize a grocer who is headed for bankruptcy.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Behavior Relations Thought
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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By theme : Feelings Relations
Sometimes ingratitude arises from the impossibility to return a favour.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Behavior Relations
It is the weak man who urges compromise - never the strong man.

Elbert Hubbard

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By theme : Relations Wit
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Behavior Relations
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