Aphorisms by theme: 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
We become what we think.

Buddha

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By theme : Philosophy Thought
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Plato

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By theme : Wisdom State Philosophy
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

Socrates

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By theme : Wisdom Philosophy Psychology
Simplicity is the extreme degree of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

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By theme : Art Creativity Knowledge Philosophy Wisdom
It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.

Buddha

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By theme : Happiness Philosophy Thought Unhappiness
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.

Socrates

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By theme : Education Philosophy
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

Buddha

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By theme : Friendship Philosophy
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Philosophy Reason
If we don`t know life, how can we know death?

Confucius

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By theme : Death Life Philosophy Wisdom
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.

Erich Seligmann Fromm

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By theme : Love Philosophy Psychology
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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By theme : Democracy Liberty Philosophy Politics
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

Confucius

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By theme : Knowledge Philosophy
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