Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
By theme : State  

A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Society  

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
By theme : Behavior   Happiness   Philosophy   Success  

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
By theme : Behavior   Liberty   Philosophy   Society  

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
By theme : Liberty   Philosophy  

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
By theme : Philosophy   War  

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
By theme : Psychology   Reason   Relations   Thought  

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
By theme : Future   Philosophy  

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but most certainly without freedom the press will never be anything but bad.
By theme : Liberty   Society   State  

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage and profound indifference.
By theme : Behavior   Character   Person  

To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.
By theme : Love   Marriage   Relations  

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
By theme : Person   Philosophy  

I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
By theme : Patriotism  

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
By theme : Person  

Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
By theme : Politics   Society  

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
By theme : Society   Creativity  

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
By theme : Psychology  

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
By theme : Person   Stupidity  

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
By theme : Beauty   Feelings  

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
By theme : Behavior   Person   Psychology  

 
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