Aphorisms by theme: Society

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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By theme : Politics Society Wit
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Friendship Society
Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Morality Society
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Society
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Socrates

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By theme : Behavior Life Society
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Politics Religion Society
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Business Society
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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By theme : Democracy Politics Society State
The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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By theme : Humor Society Wit
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Education Society Women
The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

Heinrich Heine

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By theme : Politics Society
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

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By theme : Fashion Humor Society
The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Behavior Person Society
When a man`s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.

Euripides

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By theme : Society
Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.

Antoine de Rivarol

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By theme : Relations Society
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

Abraham Lincoln

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By theme : Democracy Politics Society
If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Fashion Society
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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By theme : Education Politics Society
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

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By theme : Behavior Society
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

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By theme : Society
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