Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Do not give in too much to feelings. An overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
By theme : Feelings  

Intercourse with women is the element of good manners.
By theme : Education   Relations   Women  

Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

Everything has been thought of before, but the difficulty is to think of it again.
By theme : Thought  

It is opposition that makes us productive.
By theme : Politics   Relations  

What we do not understand we do not possess.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

One must be something in order to do something.
By theme : Person  

A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.
By theme : Art   Creativity  

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
By theme : Behavior   Thought  

What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance.
By theme : Old   Youth  

If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.
By theme : Behavior   Health   Thought  

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
By theme : Behavior   Knowledge  

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt enters.
By theme : Knowledge  

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five and twenty.
By theme : Destiny   Society  

The happy do not believe in miracles.
By theme : Happiness  

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
By theme : Psychology   Reason   Wisdom  

A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.
By theme : Knowledge   Wisdom  

The company of chaste women is the proper atmosphere of good manners.
By theme : Behavior   Education   Relations   Women  

It is better to be deceived by one`s friends than to deceive them.
By theme : Behavior   Friendship  

 
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