Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The ordinary true, or purely real, cannot be the object of the arts. Illusion on a ground of truth - that is the secret of the fine arts.
By theme : Art  

Grace imitates modesty, as politeness imitates kindness.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

There are truths that instruct, perhaps, but they do not illuminate.
By theme : Truth  

Philosophy perpetually concerned with what we must believe, and never with what we must do.
By theme : Philosophy  

Style is the thought itself.
By theme : Thought  

Our worries always come from our weaknesses.
By theme : Life   Psychology  

Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
By theme : Thought  

It would be next to impossible to discover a handsome woman who was not also a vain woman.
By theme : Beauty   Wit   Women  

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
By theme : Beauty   Creativity  

If fortune wishes to make a man estimable, she gives him virtues; if she wishes to make him esteemed, she gives him success.
By theme : Destiny   Success  

Fear loves the idea of danger.
By theme : Feelings   Thought  

Chance generally favors the prudent.
By theme : Wisdom  

Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
By theme : Time  

The imagination has made more discoveries than the eye.
By theme : Creativity   Science   Thought  

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
By theme : Feelings   Person   Psychology   Reason  

Close your eyes and you will see.
By theme : Wisdom  

Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
By theme : Psychology   Art   Creativity  

A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added and nothing taken away.
By theme : Work   Art   Creativity  

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
By theme : Love   Relations  

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
By theme : Philosophy   Thought  

 
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