Aphorisms by theme: Society

The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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By theme : Politics Society State
Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.

Thomas Paine

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By theme : Society State
This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Society State
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke

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By theme : Behavior Relations Society
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Relations Society
Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Behavior Relations Society
The man who can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow on the spot where only one grew before, world deserve better of mankind and render more essential service to the country than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift

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By theme : Society
Men are led by trifles.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Behavior Society
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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By theme : Society
Violence does even justice unjustly.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Politics Society
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Society
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
He, who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

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By theme : Education Society
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Money Society
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Life Society
He too serves a certain purpose, who only stands and cheers.

Henry Brooks Adams

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By theme : Society
Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Society
There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Business Politics Psychology Society
If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Behavior Morality Psychology Society Wisdom
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

Aristotle

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By theme : Politics Society
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