Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
By theme : Philosophy   Thought   Wisdom  

There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.
By theme : Behavior  

War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
By theme : Evil   War  

At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
By theme : Behavior   Life   Old  

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
By theme : Democracy   Relations   Society   Wit  

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
By theme : Psychology   Relations  

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
By theme : Behavior   Feelings  

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
By theme : Liberty   Wit  

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
By theme : Men   Society  

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
By theme : Wisdom  

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
By theme : Love   Psychology  

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.
By theme : Psychology   Society   Thought  

If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.
By theme : Liberty   Society  

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
By theme : Behavior   Truth  

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
By theme : Politics   War  

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
By theme : Future   Politics   Time  

 
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