Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



It is in no man`s power to have whatever he wants; but he has it in his power not to wish for what he hasn`t got, and cheerfully make the most of things that do not come his way.
By theme : Behavior   Philosophy  

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.
By theme : Life  

We pardon familiar vices.
By theme : Behavior   Feelings   Vice  

Take from men ambition and vanity and you will have neither heroes nor patriots.
By theme : Men   Society   Wisdom  

No crime has been without a precedent.
By theme : Society  

A woman can only keep the secret, which she does not know.
By theme : Behavior   Women  

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
By theme : Behavior   Life   Wisdom  

If you wish to be loved - love.
By theme : Love  

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
By theme : Character  

Speech is the mirror of the mind.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.
By theme : Behavior   Morality   Psychology   Society   Wisdom  

Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.
By theme : Psychology   Reason  

The greater part of mankind is angry with the sinner and not with the sin.
By theme : Behavior   Morality   Society  

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

All cruelty springs from weakness.
By theme : Philosophy   Reason   Wisdom  

Fortune cannot take away what she did not give.
By theme : Happiness   Philosophy  

Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.
By theme : Psychology   Vice   Wisdom  

Men`s conversation is like their life.
By theme : Behavior   Life   Men   Relations  

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
By theme : Success   Wisdom  

To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
By theme : Behavior   Politics  

 
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