Aphorisms by theme: Psychology

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

Ambrose Bierce

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By theme : Behavior Character Psychology
Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Psychology Success
There is nothing that people bear more impatiently or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Psychology Relations
The liar`s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom Lie
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

Alexandre Dumas

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By theme : Men Psychology Wisdom Women
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.

Aesop

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By theme : Behavior Character Psychology Wisdom
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can`t see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut

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By theme : Psychology Thought
I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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By theme : Feelings Psychology Reason Women
Great souls suffer in silence.

Friedrich von Schiller

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Thought
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
We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.

William Hazlitt

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By theme : Behavior Psychology
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other that you can boast about it.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Psychology Behavior
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom Wit
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
Age either transfigures or petrifies.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Life Philosophy Psychology
He, who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Blaise Pascal

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By theme : Behavior Philosophy Psychology Thought
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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By theme : Behavior Humor Psychology Wit
To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.

Stanislaus Leszczynski

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
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