Aphorisms by theme: Psychology

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.

Henry David Thoreau

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By theme : Psychology
From a drop of water a logician could predict an Atlantic or a Niagara.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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By theme : Psychology Reason Science
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Life Psychology Wisdom
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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By theme : Love Psychology Wisdom
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Person Psychology
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.

Philip Chesterfield

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By theme : Knowledge Psychology Thought
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

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By theme : Politics Psychology
We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.

Jean Rostand

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By theme : Behavior Feelings Psychology
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Knowledge Psychology Wisdom
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Accident is veiled necessity.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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By theme : Morality Philosophy Psychology
Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Thought Vice
Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.

Joseph Joubert

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By theme : Feelings Person Psychology Reason
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they speak to us more sincerely than to others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Relations Thought
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Every man`s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler

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By theme : Art Creativity Psychology Wisdom
No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Behavior Character Person Psychology
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