Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

People spoil their soul and conscience just like they spoil their stomach.
By theme : Behavior  

It is much easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy the rest.
By theme : Reason   Wisdom  

There are periods when public opinion is the worst of opinions.
By theme : Time   Society  

A person without principles is devoid of character: if he had character, he would feel he needs principles.
By theme : Character  

She commands who is blest with indifference.
By theme : Behavior  

Love, such as it is in society, is only the exchange of two fantasies, and the contact of two bodies.
By theme : Love   Society  

Every woman in choosing a lover takes more account of the way in which other women regard the man than of her own.
By theme : Love   Women  

We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.
By theme : Men   Relations   Women  

It is among uneducated women that we may look for the most confirmed gossips. Goethe tells us there is nothing more frightful than bustling ignorance.
By theme : Education   Wit   Women  

Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society. We do not go to market with ingots, but with silver and small change.
By theme : Relations   Society  

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
By theme : Conscience   Philosophy   Psychology  

Pleasure can be supported by illusion, but happiness rests upon truth.
By theme : Happiness   Truth  

It is children only who enjoy the present; their elders either live on the memory of the past or the hope of the future.
By theme : Life   Time  

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
By theme : Life  

It is inconceivable how much wit it requires to avoid being ridiculous.
By theme : Behavior   Wit  

Success makes success, as money makes money.
By theme : Money   Success  

Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.
By theme : Knowledge   Thought   Wisdom  

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
By theme : Men   Relations   Women  

Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
By theme : Society  

 
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