Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
By theme : Future   Wit  

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
By theme : Creativity  

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
By theme : Humor   Thought   Wit  

We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
By theme : Humor   Wit  

Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth.
By theme : Humor   Truth   Wit  

We cannot be sure that we have something to live for unless we are ready to die for it.
By theme : Death   Life  

You can never get enough of what you don`t need to make you happy.
By theme : Happiness   Wit  

The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves.
By theme : Psychology   Relations   Thought  

Language was invented to ask questions.
By theme : Humor   Wit  

A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend.
By theme : War   Wit  

In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from.
By theme : Humor   Wit  

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
By theme : Relations   Society  

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
By theme : History   Society  

Rudeness is the weak man`s imitation of strength.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
By theme : Morality   Politics   Society  

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
By theme : Psychology   Religion  

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
By theme : Behavior  

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
By theme : Life   Relations  

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
By theme : Hatred   Life  

 
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