Aphorisms by theme: Philosophy

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Reason
Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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By theme : Love Philosophy
The madness of individuals is an exception. The madness of groups, parties, nations and epochs is a rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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By theme : Philosophy Society
Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

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By theme : History Philosophy Wit
Do not respond to the evil or evil will never end.

Buddha

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By theme : Evil Philosophy
Consciousness reigns but does not rule.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Conscience Philosophy
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

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By theme : Behavior Philosophy
The weakness of strength is that it counts only on strength.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato

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By theme : Knowledge Philosophy
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

Socrates

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By theme : Evil Knowledge Philosophy
Nothing is more natural than mutual misunderstanding; the contrary is always surprising. I believe that one never agrees on anything except by mistake, and that all harmony among human beings is the happy fruit of an error.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Relations
Like associates with like.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Life Philosophy Thought
Our future is based on our past.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Future Philosophy Psychology Thought
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.

Joseph de Maistre

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By theme : Evil Philosophy
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

Aesop

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By theme : Behavior Life Philosophy Thought
It is untrue that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality; its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

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By theme : Nature Philosophy
Do not be afraid of beasts, but friends - as the beast will wound your body, but a friend will wound your soul.

Buddha

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By theme : Friendship Philosophy Wisdom
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