Aphorisms by theme: Behavior

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates

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By theme : Behavior Childhood History Youth
Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men`s blood.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Behavior Knowledge Wisdom
It is inconceivable how much wit it requires to avoid being ridiculous.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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By theme : Behavior Wit
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Behavior Humor Relations Wit
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

Novalis

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By theme : Behavior Cynicism
Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Behavior Work
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

Coco Chanel

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By theme : Behavior Love Relations
A mother who is really a mother is never free.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Behavior Liberty Wisdom
No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Behavior Character Person Psychology
To lead people, you must follow behind.

Lao Tzu

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations Society
We are taught to clothe our minds, as we do our bodies, after the fashion in vogue; and it is accounted fantastical or something worse, not to do so.

John Locke

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By theme : Behavior Fashion Morality Society
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Behavior Feelings
Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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By theme : Behavior Science Wisdom
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Behavior Character Success
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

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By theme : Behavior Psychology
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

Mark Twain

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By theme : Behavior Humor Wit
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Behavior Love
Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.

Aldous Huxley

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By theme : Behavior Nature
It`s not dying for faith that is so hard, it`s living up to it.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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By theme : Behavior Religion
The general remedy of those who are uneasy without knowing the cause is change of place.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Behavior Psychology
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