Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
By theme : Thought   Wit  

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
By theme : Success   Wit  

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
By theme : Person  

Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
By theme : Women  

There is nothing that fails like success.
By theme : Success  

It`s perfectly understandable that the wolves call for the sheep to be disarmed. Sheep`s wool offers a certain resistance to the wolf`s bite.
By theme : Politics   Wit  

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
By theme : Art   Morality  

The simplification of anything is always sensational.
By theme : Society  

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
By theme : Democracy   State  

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
By theme : Feelings  

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
By theme : Knowledge   Psychology  

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
By theme : Wealth  

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

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
By theme : Education   Wit  

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
By theme : Wit   Art   Creativity  

A yawn is a silent shout.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
By theme : Relations  

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
By theme : Psychology   Reason   Thought  

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
By theme : Democracy   Politics   Society   State  

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
By theme : Fashion  

 
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