Aphorisms of the day

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.

Galileo Galilei

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Reason Science Thought
Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth.

Henry Louis Mencken

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Democracy State Wit
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Truth Wisdom
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

Henry Fielding

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Morality Unhappiness
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit
The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; "they will both fall into the ditch".

Philip Chesterfield

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Wisdom Youth
It is opposition that makes us productive.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics Relations
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Evil Good
The greatest hatred, like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, is silent.

Jean Paul Richter

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Hatred



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