Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.
Ogden Nash
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.
Honore de Balzac
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Relations  

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
Euripides
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life  

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love  

The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.
George Bernard Shaw
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life   Society  

Scoff not at the natural defects of people which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches.
Thomas Fuller
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Elegance is refusal.
Coco Chanel
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Fashion  

In cheerful souls there is no wit. Wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.
Novalis
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit  

The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow`s veil; the future, the virgin`s.
Jean Paul Richter
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Future   Time  

A woman`s whole life is a history of the affections.
Washington Irving
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life   Women  

We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.
William Hazlitt
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wisdom  

The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success  

He too serves a certain purpose, who only stands and cheers.
Henry Brooks Adams
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Society  

Success covers a multitude of blunders.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Success   Wit  

A man`s true character comes out when he`s drunk.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Character  

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Ambrose Bierce
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Beauty   Humor   Wit   Women  

Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Politics   Society  

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Thomas Carlyle
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Business   Life