Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

A man is never more serious than when he praises himself.
By theme : Egoism   Men  

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Truth  

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
By theme : Stupidity   Wisdom  

We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
By theme : Wit  

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
By theme : Truth  

To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
By theme : Psychology   Relations  

He, who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom  

I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up.
By theme : Psychology  

We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
By theme : Knowledge   Old   Psychology  

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.
By theme : Behavior   Thought   Wisdom  

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.
By theme : Art   Behavior   Creativity   Psychology  

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
By theme : Knowledge   Wisdom  

It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
By theme : Fashion   Truth  

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime.
By theme : Morality   Philosophy   Psychology  

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
By theme : Character   Person  

Delicacy in woman is strength.
By theme : Women  

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
By theme : Love   Marriage   Wit  

Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.
By theme : History   Time  

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