Aphorisms by theme: Society

In a world of hunchbacks a fine figure becomes a monstrosity.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Society
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

Anatole France

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By theme : Society Wealth
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.

Heinrich Heine

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By theme : Politics Society
Society is no comfort to one not sociable.

William Shakespeare

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By theme : Feelings Society
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Society Wisdom
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Person Society
Common natures pay with what they do, noble ones with what they are.

Friedrich von Schiller

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By theme : Society
Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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By theme : Politics Society Wit
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Humor Politics Society Wit
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Behavior Politics Society
The law is reason, free from passion.

Aristotle

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By theme : Philosophy Society
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana

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By theme : Politics Society
Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried.

Winston Churchill

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By theme : Democracy Society
Society is divided into two classes: the shearers and the shorn. We should always be with the former against the latter.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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By theme : Behavior Society
Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen

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By theme : Society
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Aristotle

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By theme : Behavior Society
In some lands exile is the greatest punishment; in others, the greatest humanitarians should fight for it.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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By theme : Humor Politics Society Wit
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Democracy Society
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.

Joseph Conrad

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By theme : Society
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France

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By theme : Society Stupidity
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