Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.
By theme : Future  

The greatness of nation is not measured by its number just like the greatness of man is not measured by its height. The only measure is intelligence and moral character.
By theme : Character  

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
By theme : Thought  

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
By theme : Men   Person  

Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.
By theme : Morality   Wealth  

He, who opens a school door, closes a prison.
By theme : Education   Society  

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.
By theme : Feelings  

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
By theme : Wit  

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
By theme : Life   Love  

Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you. It is the only time, which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and tomorrow we may never see.
By theme : Reason   Time  

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
By theme : Happiness   Life   Love  

No one keeps a secret so well as a child.
By theme : Behavior   Childhood  

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
By theme : Feelings   Wit   Women  

Whatever happens to you, it will previously have happened to everyone you know, only more so.
By theme : Knowledge   Wisdom  

The smaller the heart, the bigger the hate it shelters.
By theme : Hatred  

A wretched woman is more unfortunate than a wretched man.
By theme : Men   Women  

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
By theme : Thought   Work  

The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity, in a girl it is boldness. The two sexes have a tendency to approach, and each assumes the qualities of the other.
By theme : Behavior   Love   Psychology  

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
By theme : Politics   Society  

 
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