Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



It is untrue that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality; its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.
By theme : Nature   Philosophy  

Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.
By theme : Thought  

The counsels of the old, like the winter sun, shine, but give no heat.
By theme : Old   Wisdom  

Patience is the art of hoping.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one`s opportunities and make the most of one`s resources.
By theme : Life  

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
By theme : Society  

The idle always have a mind to do something.
By theme : Behavior   Character  

Great thoughts always come from the heart.
By theme : Feelings   Thought  

Everyone is born sincere and die deceiver.
By theme : Death   Life  

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
By theme : Thought   Creativity   Wisdom  

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
By theme : Feelings   Reason  

If anyone accuses me of contradicting myself, I reply: because I have been wrong once, or several times, I don`t intend to be wrong forever.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
By theme : Evil   Person  

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
By theme : Behavior   Evil   Good  

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
By theme : Feelings   Person   Thought  

A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive, a flatterer one who deceives fools; he alone can pride himself on his cleverness who knows how to make skilful use of the truth.
By theme : Behavior   Lie   Truth  

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

 
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