Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The future is in the present, but future is also in the past. We create our future, so if it is bad, it`s only our fault.
By theme : Future   Time  

In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing.
By theme : Democracy   Society   State   Wealth  

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
By theme : Creativity   Knowledge   Wisdom  

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
By theme : Humor  

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
By theme : Society   Wealth  

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
By theme : Behavior   Thought  

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
By theme : Education   Knowledge  

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
By theme : Happiness   Love  

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
By theme : Wisdom  

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
By theme : Society   Stupidity  

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
By theme : Art   Love  

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
By theme : Life   Wisdom  

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
By theme : Cynicism   Humor  

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
By theme : Love   Religion  

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
By theme : Evil   Good   Nature  

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
By theme : Society   State  

An education isn`t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It`s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don`t.
By theme : Education   Knowledge  

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
By theme : Behavior   Love   Psychology   Wisdom  

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
By theme : Lie   Society  

 
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