Aphorisms by theme: Psychology

Nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.

Jonathan Swift

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

Francis Scott-Fitzgerald

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By theme : Knowledge Person Psychology Wisdom
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison

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By theme : Character Psychology Wisdom
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Character Person Psychology
Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

Jean de La Bruyere

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By theme : Person Psychology
If you are afraid of being lonely, don`t try to be right.

Jules Renard

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations
Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.

Kin Hubbard

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By theme : Psychology Stupidity
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Behavior Feelings Psychology
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Person Psychology Relations
The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Happiness Psychology Wealth
Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Person Psychology Wisdom
The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Knowledge Psychology
He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

Samuel Butler

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By theme : Behavior Psychology
Little things console us because little things afflict us.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Feelings Psychology
Very few of us are what we seem.

Agatha Christie

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By theme : Psychology Truth Wisdom
Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton

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By theme : Behavior Knowledge Psychology
Tolerance is another word for indifference.

William Somerset Maugham

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
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