Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

Good taste comes more from the judgment than from the mind.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom  

A woman in love will forgive a big indiscretion, but not a little infidelity.
By theme : Love  

It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long, where it is not.
By theme : Love  

We think very few people sensible except those who are of our opinion.
By theme : Behavior   Reason  

A fashionable woman is always in love - with herself.
By theme : Fashion   Love   Women  

We easily forget crimes that are known only to ourselves.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

To know how to hide one`s ability is great skill.
By theme : Knowledge  

Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
By theme : Egoism  

Stupid people never forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but never forget.
By theme : Behavior   Relations   Wisdom  

You can find women who have never had a lover, but it is difficult to find those who have only one.
By theme : Women  

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
By theme : Psychology   Thought  

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
By theme : Wit   Women  

The less you trust others, the less you will be deceived.
By theme : Behavior  

Love, like fire, cannot subsist without continual movement: so soon as it ceases to hope and fear, it ceases to exist.
By theme : Love  

It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
By theme : Men   Person  

The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
By theme : Vice  

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
By theme : Relations  

The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves.
By theme : Love  

The qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those, which we affect to have.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

 
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